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Magistrates Courts

A Grade II Listed Building in Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5687 / 53°34'7"N

Longitude: -2.8835 / 2°53'0"W

OS Eastings: 341586

OS Northings: 408374

OS Grid: SD415083

Mapcode National: GBR 8W95.JF

Mapcode Global: WH86H.PK3H

Entry Name: Magistrates Courts

Listing Date: 11 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386389

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Scott

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/8/152 (North side)
11/08/72 No.7
Magistrates Courts


Police Station and Magistrates courts, now all courts. 1850,
altered. Sandstone ashlar, and rock faced sandstone at the
side, (roof concealed but probably slate). Large rectangular
plan (plus various C20 additions to rear). Two storeys and 6
bays, symmetrical, the 2nd and 5th bays breaking forwards
slightly, with shallow pediments; with plinth, string course,
moulded cornice and blocking course. The 2nd and 5th bays have
doorways (the latter altered as a window) with doorcases of
heavy banded columns and pilasters, and entablatures with
prominent cornices, the frieze of that to the 2nd bay
inscribed "MAGISTRATES". Otherwise, the ground floor has
round-headed sashed windows with radiating glazing bars, and
the 1st floor has tall 12-pane sashes with moulded
architraves. Stone chimney to left, brick chimneys in centre
and to right. The long left return wall has (inter alia) a
blocked former doorway near the front with lintel inscribed
"CONSTABLE", a cast-iron standard measure built into the wall
near this, and 3 round-headed windows at 1st floor.

Listing NGR: SD4158608374

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