Mandeville Courthouse

An early nineteenth century, splendidly proportioned courthouse, Palladian with walls of well-dressed stone. The first floor on the front is reached by an outsize double run staircase wrapping a circular space reaching the lower front door and consists of plastered wooden columns. Correct Palladian Tuscan, with louvered in-fills engaging the columns. The staircase may have been an afterthought as it cuts into the arches of the ground floor entrance and completely obstructs two windows flanking the main entrance. The proportions are wonderfully simple, squares and half-squares articulated by the hips of the roof. The upper floor is the courthouse and the lower floor is occupied by the parish council.