The Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey

Edward William Mountford (1855-1908)


Portland stone

London EC4

This is Mountford's most celebrated work, Edwardian Baroque rather than Victorian in character, and with a cupola reminiscent of St Paul's. Mountford's style has been compared to T. E. Collcutt's and Aston Webb's as "turgid Renaissance" (Turner 111; cf. Collcutt's Palace Theatre, and Webb's Victoria and Albert Museum) [continued below].

Other views

  • Entire building
  • Cupola
  • Photograph 2009 by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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