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Royal Courts of Justice, London : Building Information

Court Buildings on The Strand, central London, England, UK – design by Architect George Edmund Street

12 Nov 2012

Royal Courts of Justice London

Location: north side of The Strand, in the centre of the British capital city

Royal Courts of Justice
Date built: 1873-82
Desing: George Edmund Street, Architect

New photos from 12 Nov 2012:

Royal Courts London Building Royal Courts London
photos © Adrian Welch

GE Street’s most recognisable building is probably the Law Courts (now the Royal Courts of Justice) in the Strand in London.

Royal Courts of Justice Strand Royal Courts of Justice Royal Courts of Justice London
photographs © Nick Weall

The architectural competition for this was prolonged, and much diversity of opinion was expressed.

Royal Courts of Justice London by Architect George Edmund Street Royal Courts of Justice Building London Royal Courts of Justice Building in London
photographs © Nick Weall

The judges wanted Street to make the exterior arrangements and Charles Barry the interior, while a special committee of lawyers recommended the designs of fello English architect Alfred Waterhouse.

Royal Courts of Justice London Building Historic London building by Architect George Edmund Street
Royal Courts of Justice London
photos © Adrian Welch

In 1868, however, Street was appointed sole architect; but the building was not complete at the time of his death in 1881.

Monument in the Strand opposite the Royal Courts of Justice:
Monument in the Strand
photo © Adrian Welch


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Newspaper building on the Strand – Fleet Street:
Fleet Street building
photo © AW

St Dunstans West Church, Fleet Street:
St Dunstans West Church
photo © AW

Australian High Commission, Aldwych:
Australian High Commission
photo © AW

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square
Haworth Tompkins
Royal Court Theatre
picture © AW
Royal Court Theatre

George Street was an active member of the Ecclesiological Society. From an early age he had been interested in the principles of Gothic architecture, and made frequent tours to study and draw Gothic architecture across Europe. He was an exceptional draughtsman

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