The Judge’s Lodging

Organisation: Museum

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

Dates: 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Broad Street, Presteigne LD8 2AD, United Kingdom

Contact: Gaby Rivers /

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

The Judge's Lodging guidebook

Historic Buildings?

We would consider the principal object we have to be the building itself - The Judge's Lodging is Radnorshire (now central Powys) Shire Hall with attached judges' lodgings for the Assizes. The building has been brought back to its heyday appearance of the 1860s (incl working gaslights) and is open as a historic attraction. Open to the public are the suite of judges' apartments, service areas, courtroom and two sets of holding cells (1826 & 1901). Former court offices on site are now community exhibition areas and work spaces for staff and volunteers. 1820s building. Grade 2* listed.

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users

How big is the collection?

Documents: Less than 10
Photographs: 11- 100
Objects: 501-1000
Artwork: 11- 100
Books/journals/magazines: 101- 500

Photo credits

Alex Ramsay, The Judge's Lodging