Assize Courts

AbandonedCourtThis is the Assize Courts in Devizes and has been abandoned since 1980. Built in 1835, the amazing structure now sits derelict and in disrepair, rotting in the hands of a private landlord who lives abroad. Excitingly, The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society are looking to take over the building which potentially means a restoration of the old building and the development of a whole new cultural quarter for Devizes, as the site sits right next door to the Wharf Theatre. Sounds good to me.

 

 

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