Ordering Law: The Architectural and Social History of the English Law Court to 1914

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Ashgate, 2003 - Law - 499 pages
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Ordering Law is a comprehensive study of a type of building - the law court - which has, to date, remained largely unexplored. It establishes when, why and how the trial came to be housed in purpose-built accommodation in England, and what was architecturally distinctive about that accommodation in the period leading up to 1914. The main text examines in depth a series of well-documented individual buildings and groups of buildings, using a wide range of contemporary sources to illuminate the way in which they were designed and used. Other information gleaned about court buildings nationwide is placed in an appendix, in gazetteer form; originally drawn from the 200 or so examples listed in the Buildings of England guides. This has expanded to include over 800 entries.

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