Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast

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Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast
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Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast
Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast is located in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast
Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast
Location within Northern Ireland
General information
Architectural styleNeoclassical style
AddressChichester Street, Belfast
CountryNorthern Ireland
Coordinates54°35′50″N 5°55′20″W / 54.59730°N 5.92218°W / 54.59730; -5.92218Coordinates: 54°35′50″N 5°55′20″W / 54.59730°N 5.92218°W / 54.59730; -5.92218
Completed1833
Design and construction
ArchitectSir Richard Allison and James Grey West

The Royal Courts of Justice in Chichester Street, Belfast is the home of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland established under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978. This comprises the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal, High Court of Northern Ireland and the Crown Court in Northern Ireland.[1]

History[edit]

The building, which was designed by Sir Richard Allison and James Grey West in the Neoclassical style, was built between 1928 and 1933. The building was officially opened by the 3rd Duke of Abercorn, Governor of Northern Ireland in 1933.[2] It suffered from bomb damage in 1989 and again in 1997 but has since been restored.[3] Improvement works at the Royal Courts of Justice were procured under a private finance initiative contract worth circa £30 million in the late 1990s.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, Heritage Tour - Royal Courts of Justice (Belfast, 6 October 2010) (accessed: 6 June 2011)
  2. ^ Gillian McIntosh (1999), The Force of Culture: Unionist Identities in Contemporary Ireland, Cork University Press
  3. ^ "Blast rocks Belfast court building". CNN. 6 January 1997. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ Scott L. Greer (2005), Territorial Politics and Health Policy: UK Health Policy in Comparative Perspective, Manchester University Press

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