Basic Site Details

Name: Birmingham Law Courts
City or county: Birmingham
Country: England
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Notes: Competition in two stages, assessed by Alfred Waterhouse. Also selected in first stage (for which there were 134 entries) were Bateman & Hunt (who were awarded second place in the second stage), Dunn & Hipkiss of Birmingham, and Maxwell & Tuke of Manchester.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Courthouse  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118851886 Competition held


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7John Archibald CampbellArchitect   May have submitted design - see Hislop & Wesh Collection drawings
Item 2 of 7(Sir) Aston Webb & E Ingress BellArchitectural practiceA18851886Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 7Aston WebbArchitectA18851886Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 7Edward Ingress BellArchitectA18851886Won competition and secured job
Item 5 of 7(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectB18851886Competition design - reached 2nd tier but unplaced
Item 6 of 7John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceB18851886Competition design - reached 2nd tier but unplaced
Item 7 of 7John Burnet (senior)ArchitectB18851886Competition design - reached 2nd tier but unplaced


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5BuilderLate 1885XLIX p659
Item 2 of 5BuilderEarly 1886L pp301 & 438
Item 3 of 5BuilderLate 1886LI pp151-2, 155, 160, 162-3, 166-7, 170-1, 230-2, 242-3, 246, 247i, 304, 310, 311i, 636 & 643i
Item 4 of 5BuilderEarly 1889LVI p442
Item 5 of 5BuilderEarly 1891LX pp11 & 645i

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionGB 0247 MS Hislop 11/1-5