The Friday Photo: Victoria Law Courts
The Victoria Law Courts on Corporation Street is an incredibly imposing, and stunningly beautiful building. It’s is faced in terracotta made from clay from North Wales. It is Grade I listed and is highly decorated. It may even be the most ornate building we have in the City Centre! Above the impressive entrance sits a terracotta sculpture of Queen Victoria, and was the monarch herself who laid the foundation stone for the courts in her Golden Jubilee year of 1887. It is hard to believe that the building was complete in just four years and opened in July 1891.