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Central Criminal Court

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Identification

Central Criminal Court
The Old Bailey
156142

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
applied masonry
white

Usages

court house

Facts

  • The building was damaged by an IRA car bomb on 3rd March 1973.
  • Known universally as 'The Old Bailey' for the street on which it stands, London's Central Criminal Courts is one of the world's most famous legal buildings. The present building was opened by King Edward VII in 1907, but a courthouse has occupied the site since 1539. Among the famous trials conducted here are those of Oscar Wilde, Dr Crippen, William Joyce ('Lord Haw Haw'), the Kray Twins and the 'Yorkshire Ripper'.
  • The Old Bailey, an Edwardian Baroque building designed by Edward Mountford, is crowned by a golden statue of Justice, blindfolded and carrying scales and a sword. A plaque over one of the entrances reads "Defend the Children of the Poor & Punish the Wrongdoer'.

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Location

Old Bailey
Old Bailey
EC4
City of London
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

219.80 ft
219.80 ft
3
1900
1907

Involved Companies

Edward Mountford

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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