Former courthouse could become a single home

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Former courthouse could become a single home Former courthouse could become a single home

THE owner of a former courthouse is hoping to do justice to the building by turning it into a private home.

Plans have been submitted to Tendring Council to change the use of the former Harwich Magistrates Court building on Main Road, Dovercourt into a single dwelling.

If approved the parking at the back of the building would be removed, but the rest of the work that would complete the conversion is still under wraps.

Harwich Town councillor Maria Fowler has welcomed the application.

“I am pleased because I don’t like to see any buildings empty and I’m pleased it isn’t going to be knocked down, that’s one thing I didn’t want to see.

“It’s a magnificent building, it’s got history and character.

“I think it would be a fabulous place to live.”

Currently fitted with two court rooms, two cells, interview rooms and video link rooms, the court was last used in March 2012.

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11:00am Tue 21 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

EXcellent idea to convert buildings which have lost their use into interesting and unusual homes. WE need more of this.
EXcellent idea to convert buildings which have lost their use into interesting and unusual homes. WE need more of this. Jack222

12:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bloke down the pub says...

Anything as long as its not "Afordable" housing
Anything as long as its not "Afordable" housing bloke down the pub

8:53am Thu 23 Jan 14

ChockHead says...

Or we could of just kept the building for community use,a creche,adult learning,homestart a new sixth form center after all the three Nissan hut style classrooms at the rear currently house a gym,Am dram club,music rehearsal studio,Boxing club,martial arts club instead its being sold off wonder where the money will go and who it will benefit?
Or we could of just kept the building for community use,a creche,adult learning,homestart a new sixth form center after all the three Nissan hut style classrooms at the rear currently house a gym,Am dram club,music rehearsal studio,Boxing club,martial arts club instead its being sold off wonder where the money will go and who it will benefit? ChockHead

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