Renovated magistrates’ court comes with prison cells and a conference room too
Fancy owning your own court?
For those of you with a spare £525,000, which let’s face it rules out most law students, we have just the thing for you.
Up for grabs in Caernarfon, Wales, is a partly-converted magistrates’ court. Boasting a whopping eight bedrooms as well as a kitchen, lounge and bathrooms, the vast property also contains some not so subtle reminders of its previous occupants.
Take the property’s living room for example (pictured above), where the former court’s original public gallery can still be found. With brass railings and seats still in situ, students — if they are willing to stump up the asking price — can practice their advocacy skills beneath the ornate domed ceilings.
The historic building — which is over 700-years-old and was originally Caernarfon’s town hall — also comes with three cells, a conference room and a prison guard’s office. Ideal for any unruly house guests.
This isn’t the first time a defunct court building has been given a new lease of life.
Back in 2015 Legal Cheek’s Katie King popped down to the site that was once home to Great Marlborough Street Magistrates’ Court. Now a swanky hotel and eatery, the building — which closed its doors as a court in 1990 — contains a host of understated throwbacks to its legal past.
You can view the property listing in full here.
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