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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
Entry Name: The Old Court House
Listing Date: 31 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1162843
English Heritage Legacy ID: 51100
Location: Caxton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23
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
TL 3058-3158 CAXTON ERMINE STREET
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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