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sam

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superb! i've heard of that and looked it up once. looks really brilliant! didn't expect it to be quite like that, the second to last pic is the one that makes me want to go there.. very very nice.

have you got a side on view of the hall there?

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Good little site the Assize Courts, I liked the cellar, holding cells, boiler room
and the arched cellar corridor. Just a shame that the court rooms are bare,
it would have been an impressive sight if both the court rooms still had all
their fixtures and fittings, wood panelling, jury box, dock, pic of the Queen
etc. Hehe I've stood in a dock and had to swear on a bible, very scary.

Bish :)
 

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lillimouse said:
Hope they disabled the locks the last thing you would want to do is call up the police and say ermmm... I seem to have shut myself in a holding cell!

The place is ancient, there weren't even any locks let alone modern ones. I figure the times they were in use the people in them would have had their own dedicated guards outside and very few people would have been on remand anyway.
 

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Lovely pics!

I'm always impressed, but in a strangely annoyed sort of way, how elaborate official buildings always are.

I know that they are status symbols, and they are so interesting to look at, but you know that Jonny Taxpayer has put all the money into most of them...
 

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The floors are fine!
Its a shame its so fucked....i bet it was mint in its day!
 

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Someone say f*cked? Yep even the local sprogs agree, see below pic. The
graffiti in there made me laugh. Small town graffiti artists are always shite,
I should of photographed the Tupac RIP graffiti it really was truly appalling.

From left to right, dead pidgeon, Norman, Krela fella.

Ass22.jpg


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Re: Assize Courts, Devizes.

Ooh silly Bishop! I thought I'd spotted the Assize Court first but its not
the case, Oxygen Thief spotted it first way before me back in august.
I've apologised to OT and he's accepted so theres no need for more
squabbling and all that kinda crap here.

Assize Court is a good find, well done OT.

Bishop
 
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