Coroner’s Court, built in 1901 next to London’s churchyard, is on sale for £3.5m
Would you dare to live in the Coroner’s Court built next to the ancient Clapham churchyard which is on sale for £3.5million?
The 3 bedroom house was built in 1901. London The county council was used as the coroner’s court, where corpses were examined and public inquests were held to determine how the Edwardian people died.
Located in Clapham, South London, this hotel has three drawing rooms, two bathrooms and an additional coach house.
The site where the courthouse was built was adjacent to the ancient Clapham churchyard, which had been closed for over 40 years for burials, next to a local morgue.
The land was purchased by WS Ogivile in 1899 for £1,500. The building was originally estimated to cost £3,800, but in the end it cost him £5,290.
The 1901 converted Coroner’s Court in Clapham, London, is on the market for £3.5 million, where corpses were examined to determine how Edwardian people died. A public inquest was held.
The property comes with a spacious kitchen, 3 drawing rooms, 2 bathrooms, and an additional coach house
The building was originally estimated to cost £3,800 but ended up costing £5,290
The property listing reads:
A change in law in 1926 reduced the number of cases a coroner could hold from 26 to 14, and the court closed in 1930.
Part of the building was also used as a metrology office.
The listing reads: “The careful renovation of the Grade II Listed Former Coroner’s Court in Clapham has resulted in two gardens and a roof, as well as multi-generational living and individual working spaces. A stunning pair of contrasting historic family homes emerge, with three addresses and ranges corresponding to terraces against a dramatic backdrop of Vauxhall.
“You need to fully immerse yourself in the warmth of the interior and understand how the history of this home speaks to you.
There is an ‘Arts & Crafts’ vibe. Neutral, muted tones throughout the home balance the natural colors of the hardwood floors with the paneling that covers some of the drawing rooms.
In 1926 the law was changed to reduce the number of cases a coroner could hold from 26 to 14 and the court closed in 1930.
It is a unique property with wooden floors, large windows, and high ceilings.
Located near one of South London’s largest parks, Clapham Common, this home offers luxury, convenience and good connections to central London.
The site where the courthouse was built adjoined the ancient Clapham churchyard, which had been closed for burials for over 40 years, next to the local morgue.Photo: back of house
“The wood tones are on full display in the former courtroom, the central part of the house and now the main reception with its ornate ceiling beams and stately fireplace.”
Edwardian buildings, meanwhile, include a coach house overlooking the Eden Nature Gardens. The coach house has two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a roof terrace.
“Don’t entertain the idea that this space is just an ‘add-on’. It’s not,” reads the list.
“The coach house was built at the same time as the main court house and was 1,885 square feet.
“Although the title is connected to the main building, it is a very nice house in its own right, with a separate private entrance that does not need to be accessed from the main building.
“Like the Court House, the synchronous restoration gives the interior a cool vintage feel that blends beautifully with the open-plan ground floor, making it feel like a loft.”
Located near Clapham Common, this hotel offers luxury, convenience and good connections to central London.
Additional coach house with 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and roof terrace (pictured)
Inside the additional coach house is another bright and modern kitchen
The kitchen in the main building is a modern and sophisticated space with gray kitchen counters and high ceilings.