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Law Courts and County Police Office

A Grade II* Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3543 / 51°21'15"N

Longitude: -1.9993 / 1°59'57"W

OS Eastings: 400142

OS Northings: 161690

OS Grid: SU001616

Mapcode National: GBR 2V0.5B1

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.97D4

Plus Code: 9C3W9232+P7

Entry Name: Law Courts and County Police Office

Listing Date: 9 April 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434452

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Devizes

Built-Up Area: Devizes

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Devizes St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North East Side)

Law Courts and
County Police Office
SU 0061 2/138 9.4.54.


By T H Wyatt 1835. Symmetrical group of Bath stone buildings in Grecian style.
One storey. High central portico of 4 Ionic columns on stone base approached
by 5 stone steps between rectangular stone bastions. The columns carry a
complete entablature and pediment with carved Coat of Arms in tympanum. The
entablature is returned each side over side walls, terminating in projecting
pier formation behind outer columns and enclosing lobby with 3 entrance doors,
the outer ones now blocked with windows set in upper part. Very tall central
6 panel double door framed with pilasters and entablature carried round lobby
as string course. The blocked flanking doors have similar surrounds. The
outer wall entablature has stele cresting over cornice. The entablature carried
round walls of court rooms to rear, all of same height as portico. Flanking
portico and in front of courts are lower wings, each with chamfered quoins,
cornice and parapet with moulded coping. 3 windows each in architrave surrounds
with frieze and cornice over. Extensions of similar design and height, slightly
recessed, each with arched niche. These wings have a double plinth with moulded
sill course.
The interior has a square hall with coffered ceiling, partly glazed. The
stairs rise to left and right between solid walls.

Listing NGR: SU0014261690

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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