Blackburn Courthouse Reaches Centenary

Northgate - Hurstwood

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Hurstwood owned Blackburn Magistrates Court.

Construction of the landmark building began in 1910 with a final cost of just under £47,000. It was formally opened on 25th July 1912 by Sir Harry Hornby.

As well as the courts and police station, the building originally featured a recreation room and library for police officers.

Information on the building’s opening can be found at

A Hurstwood spokesman said: “We have made a major investment in Blackburn, not only with the Court buildings but also with the Apollo Cinema which is currently undergoing a refurbishment. We are proud that the Courthouse has reached its centenary and are confident that it will be around for many years to come.”

The building is located on Northgate in Blackburn town centre and a range of office and storage space in addition to the courts and police station.

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