Friday, 22 February 2008

See You In Court

Well, not anymore. The now empty former County Court is just off Regent Street, in the originally named County Court Road, and used to be used as the Court for small claims. Cheltenham has its main Magistrates Court in a 1960's block just a few minutes away, and Gloucester has the Crown Court. Up until a few years ago the County Court in town was in full operation but the County Council decided that the cost of running repairs made it no longer affordable to keep. The Court merged with Gloucesters County Court, at the Docks, and since then the building has been empty. I don't know if it was sold off but there was talk of (another) pub chain taking it on. So it could be that time will be called at the bar!

5 comments:

Lori said...

That's too bad because it looks like a very nice building. I hope they find something interesting to go in there.

Neva said...

I'm good with it becoming a bar. It will be very unique!!

Hyde DP said...

Why is it they seem to want to turn any old buildings into pubs these days - rarely pubs in the old sense but drinking clubs?

Murphy_jay said...

Should all aspiring law students drink here at this former court in order to be 'called to the bar?' :P

Rambling Round said...

Those big old buildings do cost a lot to keep up. Hope something can move in though.

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