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The Old Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Caxton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2139 / 52°12'50"N

Longitude: -0.0957 / 0°5'44"W

OS Eastings: 530199

OS Northings: 259006

OS Grid: TL301590

Mapcode National: GBR K5P.0MM

Mapcode Global: VHGMJ.9M75

Plus Code: 9C4X6W73+HP

Entry Name: The Old Court House

Listing Date: 31 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51100

Location: Caxton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Caxton

Built-Up Area: Caxton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Caxton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 35 NW (East Side)

12/72 7/72 The Old Court House


House, formerly the divisional Magistrates Court, Police Station and Prison.
Built in 1859 for £755, architect, Mr Clarke of Newmarket, builder Mr W Gray
of Litlington. Yellow gault brick with hipped slate roofs to rear. One
storey court house and two storey ranges to rear accommodating prison cells
and police offices with domestic quarters. Street elevation; symmetrical
facade with heavily rusticated blind arcade of three 'bays' with recessed
panels and round headed cast iron windows, (some replaced c.1940). Dentil
brick enrichment to deep eaves cornice with panelled parapet and shaped
pediment. Original entrance in flanking closed porches in angles with
four-panelled door and fanlight in round headed arch to right hand, C20
inserted window in left hand entrance. Interior: the original plan has been
slightly altered by closing some doorways and removing some partitions. The
Magistrates met at the Crown Inn before the court house was built. It was in
use up to 1969.

V.C.H., Vol. V, p33
Cambridgeshire Quarter Sessions Minute Book. C.R.O.
Brown, J. Caxton Now and Then, 1984

Listing NGR: TL3019959006

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