Worsley Court House

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Worsley Court House
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Worsley Court House
General information
Location Worsley,
Greater Manchester,
Coordinates 53°29′58″N 2°22′54″W / 53.4994147°N 2.3817829°W / 53.4994147; -2.3817829Coordinates: 53°29′58″N 2°22′54″W / 53.4994147°N 2.3817829°W / 53.4994147; -2.3817829
Completed 1849
Owner Salford City Council

Worsley Court House is a conference and weddings venue in Worsley, Greater Manchester, England. Built in 1849 for Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere as the local manor court, it was later used as a magistrates' court. In 1966 it was granted Grade II listed status.[1]

History[edit]

Worsley Court House was built in 1849 as the local manor court. After 1888 it became a magistrates' court. Early in its history it was used for night classes and is now the village hall.[2]

The courthouse was sold to Worsley Urban District Council in 1966 and was extended the following year. In 1974 ownership passed to Salford City Council.

Architecture[edit]

The courthouse is timber framed on a projecting stone plinth and has a slate roof. The studded framing has square panelling in its gables. The building centres around the large hall with tall gables surrounded by lower single-storey rooms. The gables have decorative bargeboards and finials. The doorway has a Tudor arched surround and a studded door. A ground-floor loggia with a balustrade forms a porchway.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Worsley Court House (1067484)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Visit Salford Historic Worsley, Visit Salford, retrieved 4 August 2016 

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