Bury St Edmunds: Old Shire Hall


Located on Honey Hill is the Old Shire Hall. The red brick building has a central projecting bay, sash windows and quoins. The adjoining building (above right) features engaged pilasters and plain window columns. The building was constructed in 1968 and designed by the architects McMorran and Whitby who the RIBA describe as “providing an alternative path for modern architecture which is progressive classicism full of invention and beauty.”


The rusticated public entrance with keystone and recessed circular window above

Suffolk County Council occupied the building from 1974 until it moved to the Public Service Village. The building is now the Magistrates Court.

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