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County Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2543 / 53°15'15"N

Longitude: -4.3118 / 4°18'42"W

OS Eastings: 245870

OS Northings: 375523

OS Grid: SH458755

Mapcode National: GBR HNQ3.3NN

Mapcode Global: WH42T.QGYK

Entry Name: County Court

Listing Date: 16 June 1989

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5753

Building Class: Civil

Location: Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, directly opposite the War Memorial to the front of the Shire Hall.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Built-Up Area: Llangefni

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Neo-Classical style courthouse, built c1860's.

Exterior

Robust Neo-Classical style courthouse building, single storeyed, the main courtroom stands to centre rear to form a T-plan. Faced with limestone ashlar and rock-faced ashlar on a rock-faced plinth. Shallow hipped slate roof to entrance block, largely concealed behind the parapet blocking course; courtroom block to rear with raking gable copings; ashlar stacks with moulded caps set forward of the ridge and flanking the central bay of the front elevation, further stacks to rear. The front, entrance elevation is of 5 bays with rock-faced plinth, plain blocking course and modillion cornice with plain architrave. The central bays are of ashlar masonry divided by rock-faced pilasters; rock-faced outer bays. The central bay has a tripartite window with keystoned, round-headed arches, impost and sill bands. There are similarly detailed single windows in the flanking bays, the impost band is carried across the doorways in the outer bays to form a bar below the fanlights; modern doors with fanlights to tympani, modern margin-paned sashes to central bays. The main courtroom, to rear, is a gabled ashlar block with a blocked oculus to the apex of the exposed gable. The narrow forecourt to the front of the courthouse has a low ashlar wall with piers and ribbon pointing. The main entrance is in the left hand bay, with modern lateral access steps and ramp.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a mid C19 court building, the Italianate styling lending a bold symplicity of design apt for its scale. The County Court forms part of an excellent group of civic and religious buildings built at the turn of the century, reflecting the development of Llangefni as the county town.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II War memorial in front of the Shire Hall
    Set back from the E side of Glanhwfa Road, within a semi-circular enclosure to the R side of the entrance gates directly in front of the Shire Hall.
  • II Smyrna Congregational Chapel and Hall
    Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, opposite the Shire Hall.
  • II Shire Hall
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt encompassing the war memorial, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road; c.450m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II* Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel including forecourt wall and gates
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road. The chapel is located directly N of the Shire Hall and is c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II Doldir
    About half way down the road, to N (L) of Capel Moriah.
  • II Town Hall
    Located at the S side of Bulkeley Square, and set back from the main street in the centre of Llangefni; c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II The Bull Hotel, including stable courtyard to rear.
    Located at the SW corner of Bulkeley Square with side elevation to Glanhwfa Road.
  • II Town Clock
    Set directly in front of the Town Hall, at the S side of Bulkeley Square in the centre of Llangefni.

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