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Sessions House, Preston BL18230a

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Filename: bl18230a.jpg

Size: 3920 x 4807 (11.5MB)

Date: 23rd June 2011

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

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Sessions House, Preston BL18230a

SESSIONS HOUSE, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire. Interior detail of a doorway in the barristers library at the County Sessions House. The court house was built between 1900 and 1903 to the designs of Henry Littler, the County architect, in an Edwardian Baroque style. The Bedford Lemere daybook records Goodall, Lamb and Heighway as clients. Photographed by H Bedford Lemere in 1904

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> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > Bedford Lemere Collection (1860s-1944)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s > Photos of Edwardian England

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1920s to 1940s

> Towns and Cities > Preston

> The way we were > Leisure > Libraries


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print transports us back in time to the grandeur of Sessions House, Preston. The image showcases an exquisite interior detail of a doorway in the barristers library at the County Sessions House, revealing the architectural mastery of Henry Littler, the County architect. Built between 1900 and 1903, this magnificent court house stands as a testament to Edwardian Baroque style. Every intricate element has been meticulously crafted to exude elegance and sophistication. The photograph captures the essence of this era with its ornate design elements and attention to detail. The Bedford Lemere daybook reveals that Goodall, Lamb and Heighway were among those who commissioned this remarkable structure. It is evident that their vision was brought to life by H Bedford Lemere's expert lens in 1904. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing doorway, we are transported into a world where justice was served within these hallowed halls. The sheer beauty of the architecture evokes a sense of awe and reverence for our legal system's history. This print serves as a poignant reminder of our past, preserving not only an architectural masterpiece but also capturing a moment frozen in time. It allows us to appreciate both the skillful craftsmanship involved in creating such breathtaking structures and how they continue to shape our understanding of history today.

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