PICTURES: Fire in the Old Court House – UK News

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A fire broke out in the abandoned Old Court House in Chesterfield.

Crews from Chesterfield and Staveley were called to a fire at the Old Court House between Rose Hill and West Bars, Chesterfield at 1.30pm on Saturday, March 18.

One reader who has sent us pictures of the fire said: “It was just one of the rooms upstairs was really smoky and blackened and the carpet was wet through.

“It looked like a sleeping bag had gone up and the outside looks such a mess. All the windows have been put through by fire extinguishers and there was a ladder which had been shoved through one as well.”

The derelict Grade II listed building received planning consent last year allowing it to be used for a variety of purposes including office, retail and leisure facilities.

It has stood empty for the last few years and become a hotspot for vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Fire at the Old Court House Chesterfield

Designed by Professor Joseph Stanley Allen, a renowned architect, planner and academic, the building was completed in 1956 and became Grade II listed in 1998.

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield

Fire at the Old Court House, Chesterfield


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