Cardiff Crown Court

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Cardiff Crown Court
Llys y Goron Caerdydd
Cardiff Crown Court.JPG
The main entrance to Cardiff Crown Court
Rear of Cardiff Crown Court.jpg
The rear of Cardiff Crown Court
Established 1906
Location Wales
Coordinates 51°29′05″N 3°10′49″W / 51.48459°N 3.1802°W / 51.48459; -3.1802Coordinates: 51°29′05″N 3°10′49″W / 51.48459°N 3.1802°W / 51.48459; -3.1802
Composition method Crown Court
Decisions are appealed to Court of Appeal, (Royal Courts of Justice)
Website Cardiff Crown Court
Recorder of Cardiff
Currently Eleri Rees
Since 18 June 2012
Cardiff Crown Court
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Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: Law Courts[1]
Designated 25 January 1966[1]
Reference no. 13736[1]

Cardiff Crown Court is a historic building situated in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. The building is a Grade I listed building. The Crown Court is part of the Wales Circuit of Her Majesty's Courts Service. The court house has 10 courtrooms.[2] The senior judge at the court is Eleri Rees (Her Honour Judge Eleri Rees), the Recorder of Cardiff.

History[edit]

Cathays Park was purchased in 1898 by the Borough of Cardiff from the 3rd Marquess of Bute for £160,000 and developed into the Cardiff Civic Centre by William Harpur, a council engineer. A competition for the law courts and the nearby town hall took place in 1897, and it was won by Lanchester, Stewart and Rickards. The building was opened by the 3rd Marquess of Bute in October 1906.[3] Courts 1 and 2, formerly Crown Court (north) and Nisi Prius Court (south) were added to between 1966-1990 and the building was fully refurbished between 1991-95.[1]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Law Courts". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Daily Court Status - Cardiff". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Science and Education". Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Retrieved 1 April 2018.