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Brentwood County Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brentwood, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6187 / 51°37'7"N

Longitude: 0.3026 / 0°18'9"E

OS Eastings: 559503

OS Northings: 193610

OS Grid: TQ595936

Mapcode National: GBR XN.NXZ

Mapcode Global: VHHN3.6K9Y

Entry Name: Brentwood County Court House

Listing Date: 20 February 1976

Last Amended: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373510

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM14

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Brentwood South

Built-Up Area: Brentwood

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Brentwood St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


BRENTWOOD

TQ5993 NEW ROAD
723-1/12/94 (West side)
20/02/76 Brentwood County Court House
(Formerly Listed as:
NEW ROAD
County Court)

II

Court house. c1840. Gault brick in Flemish bond, with
dressings of stucco and stone, roofed with slate.
Main block aligned approximately NE-SW, of 2-storey height
(but largely comprising a high single-storey courtroom), with
an axial stack at each end and a stack in the NW elevation. 2
single-storey annexes on each long elevation, and a
single-storey vestibule across whole NE elevation, facing New
Road. C20 single-storey lean-to extension at SW end.
EXTERIOR: the front elevation has 3 sashes of 4 lights with
original moulded surrounds, consoles below, semicircular heads
with projecting keys, and pilasters with moulded bases and
capitals, all of stucco. 2 original boarded flush 4-panel
doors with plain overlights, pilasters with moulded bases and
capitals, and segmental arches with projecting keys. Moulded
plinth. 4 rusticated pilasters; moulded stone cornice on
paired stucco consoles. `Brentwood County Court' in embossed
letters on frieze. Plain parapet, and standing above the
centre, royal arms, painted and gilt. In the front gable of
the main block is a circular recess. Low-pitched roof with
parapet gables; plain stone copings. Each axial stack has a
moulded stone cornice. Each side of the main block has at the
level of an upper storey 3 pairs of sashes of 4 lights with
semicircular brick arches. Upper part of rear gable and stack
rebuilt in C20. The rear elevation of the right rear annexe
(the judge's retiring room) has one original sash of 6+6
lights with a flat brick arch; it has an individual hipped
roof. The rear elevation of the left front annexe has been
altered, with a half-glazed door, and a blocked original
aperture above with a flat brick arch. The left rear annexe is
a later lean-to extension.
INTERIOR: the courtroom has been altered by the insertion of a
partition at the NE end, so that some original internal
features are now in the solicitors' and counsels' lobby. The
windows have pilasters, capitals and arches of moulded
plaster. Moulded arch above door to judge's retiring room.
Moulded cornice immediately below window sills, and moulded
ceiling cornice. 2 transverse beams and 2 longitudinal beams,
all plastered. Moulded wooden canopy on cast-iron scrolled
brackets above judge's seat. The judge's retiring room has a
similar ceiling cornice. All original internal wall surfaces
have a recessed boarded moulding about one metre above the
ground floor. Subject to an application at time of survey.
August 1989.


Listing NGR: TQ5950393610

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