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    Default Burton upon Trent County Court Nov'17


    Burton County Court is a Grade II Listed building and was purposely designed and built as a County Court in 1862 in the typical styles of the period.

    It is situated within the George Street Conservation Area of Burton upon Trent and was first saved from closure back in 2010. Three years later its fate was sealed when and the Georgian courtroom heard its final case. Government and local council cost saving measures have made these grand old buildings a burden, being more costly to run and maintain so closures have happened all over the country.

    Its classical symmetrical stonework has “vermiculated rustications” which create a textural finish resembling worm tracks carved within its square block ashlar masonry…they look a bit like brains from a distant, you can’t help running your fingers over them, I think someone saw me doing this and got rather scared.

    There were plans to redevelop the building into 9 apartments but at the moment it lies unoccupied and on the market to let. All County Court and family matters are now dealt with in Derby, fancy that.



    Are you nicely chilled and mellow? No bailiffs trying to bash ya door in? No? Good...have a look at these whilst I go and hide…




    _MG_6871 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    There isn’t a load to see in this place but it still makes for a good explore even if there’s quite a few empty rooms.



    _MG_6846 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



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    _MG_6546 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



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    _MG_6533 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    _MG_6644 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Most of the upstairs rooms are like this, at least I didn’t need to spend several hours in here



    _MG_6728 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    I think I might need to go back and shut that door, nope I’ve talked meself outa that quick style…it’s a one visit jobby



    _MG_6717 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



    _MG_6713 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Peely paper fans will not be impressed


    _MG_6719 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Not much of interest I know…


    _MG_6738 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Some good period ornate balusters might make you feel a little better


    _MG_6585 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    I gave sliding down these a miss, I didn’t fancy the steep bits on the corners


    _MG_6595 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr



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    _MG_6859 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    A walk in safe


    _MG_6862 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    I just have this thing about getting trapped in these kinda places when I’m on me own


    _MG_6623 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    I can see my car from here, thought you would like to know that…I forgot to get a ticket so for a change I never had a fine


    _MG_6886 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    I’ve tried to find out who the bearded dudes are but there’s not a lot of info out there about the building.


    _MG_6889 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Vermiculated rustications look great in the sun


    _MG_6907 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Central entablature carved with the Royal Arms


    _MG_6898 by Pretty Vacant, on Flickr

    Well hope you liked having a little wonder about with me, thanks for lookin,
    be lucky folks
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    Ha ha...superb report PV. Some nice staircase porn there. And a bit of luck with the non-purchase of a parking ticket!

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    A very good report there. The building looks nice and inside and out and would make ideal apartments. A lot of nice features such as the balusters on the stairs, the ceiling and the features on the outside. Superb.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    lovely stairs inside here, you did a good job of capturing this :)
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    Lovely stuff pv.i enjoyed my visit here.its a bit bare but the court room and staircase is a beauty and worth it.thanks for holding off till I had seen it.you got some lovely shots and angles in here
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Lovely stuff pv.i enjoyed my visit here.its a bit bare but the court room and staircase is a beauty and worth it.thanks for holding off till I had seen it.you got some lovely shots and angles in here
    Cheers Mikey, I agree a little sparse but still a nice chilled explore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Ha ha...superb report PV. Some nice staircase porn there. And a bit of luck with the non-purchase of a parking ticket!
    Hahaha cheers HD...I'm not always so lucky with parking tickets so when I escape one I'm proper happy!
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    Awesome dude,might have to check this out around xmas time as im in the area

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    Excellent report prettyvacant :) that staircase is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Excellent report prettyvacant :) that staircase is nice!
    Thanks Rubex;) You probably liked them vermiculated rustications too didn't you jsp said they made him nervous
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