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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
English
Title
Royal Courts of Justice
Law Courts
exterior
facade
Work Type
courthouse
Date
Work: 1866-1882
Era: CE
Image Date: 1976
Location
Strand
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom (inhabited place)
Period
Gothic Revival
Description
The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is a court building in London which houses both the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Designed by George Edmund Street, who died before it was completed, it is a large grey stone edifice in the Victorian Gothic style built in the 1870s and opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. Entering through the main gates on the Strand, one passes under two elaborately carved porches fitted with iron gates. The carving over the outer porch consists of heads of the most eminent judges and lawyers. Over the highest point of the upper arch is a figure of Jesus; to the left and right at a lower level are figures of Solomon and Alfred the Great; that of Moses is at the northern front of the building. Also at the northern front, over the Judges entrance are a stone cat and dog representing fighting litigants in court. The walls and ceilings (of the older, original courts) are panelled in oak which in many cases is elaborately carved. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Courts_of_Justice
ID Number
20110437AVRN_0011
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Spatial coordinates
51.513611, -0.113333
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File Properties
File Name
2966665.fpx
SSID
2966665

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