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Well done to John Butcher for correctly identifying our last Friday Quiz as, The Sundial on the Esplanade Porthcawl. John, you have been ‘Named & Famed’.

Onto this week’s Friday Quiz‘What was this Stafford based building orginally used for, and what is it’s use now?

Answers via this blog please, and a winner, who will be drawn out of my hat will have the opportunity to be ‘Named & Famed’ on this site.

Good luck!

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)  

4 Responses so far.

  1. John Butcher says:

    This building is Shire Hall in Stafford town town centre. it was built in 1798 as a court house and office of the mayor and clerk of Stafford. It now houses the art gallery although two court rooms remain, one open to the public with a display for visitors to see

  2. w Clark says:

    Good luck with your welsh consignment!

  3. Nigel Senior says:

    Simples Edwin

    Shirehall….former County Court and Jail…..now HQ for the County Library and Art Gallery…..also displayed part of the Staffordshire Hoard for a while

    Completed in 1798, Stafford’s Shire Hall was home to the County Assizes, or criminal courts until 1991. The photo relates to approx a third of Stafford’s Shire Halls, the rest links to County Buildings, official ceremonial buildings and meeting rooms to Staffordshire County Council offices. The front of the building houses Stafford Art Gallery and to the rear is Staffordshire Library HQ, an award winning historic building restoration scheme completed in the late 1990′s utilising Judges’ rooms, prison cells and secured courtyard which used to receive defendants and prisoners via a fortified horese drawn wagon

    As the most important official building in the county town from the Middle Ages, the Shire Hall was also home to the county court, to the county’s Justices of the Peace, and to judges on tour from Westminster.

    Not wishing to be a bit of a know it all but this is one of my favourite buildings in our county town and is what I think makes Stafford, Stafford

    Cheers

    Nigel


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