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Central Criminal Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5155 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1018 / 0°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 531808

OS Northings: 181330

OS Grid: TQ318813

Mapcode National: GBR PB.9X

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.651J

Entry Name: Central Criminal Court

Listing Date: 28 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199676

Location: City of London, London, EC1A

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Farringdon Within

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Central Criminal Court
TQ 3181 SE 8/180 29.2.70.


1900-1907 by Mountford. Large classical building of Portland stone. 3 main storeys.
Rusticated ground storey with round-arched openings and central entrance with carved
figures above. 2 smaller entrances. Ionic order to channelled upper storeys.
Main entablature topped by high blocking and balustrade. Central copper-roofed
dome on square, rusticated base with Ionic colonnade and stone lantern bearing
gilded figure of Justice. Short, bowed return to Newgate Street. Interior has
large lower and upper halls and a central staircase faced with stone, marble and
alabaster. Mosaic decoration and mural paintings by Gerald Moira. Sculpture by
Pomeroy. Important collection of statues of various dates. Courts Nos 2 and 3
rebuilt since 1945. Main original interiors all carefully designed. Modern extension
to south.

Listing NGR: TQ3180981314

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

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