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Converted coroners' court built next to London churchyard in 1901 goes on the market for £3.5M

Would you dare to live in a coroners’ court built next to an ancient Clapham churchyard after it was put on the market for £3.5million? 

The three-bedroom home was built in 1901 by London County Council as a coroners’ court, where dead bodies were examined and public inquests were held to decide how people had died during Edwardian times.

The site the court was built on was adjoined to the ancient Clapham churchyard, which had been closed for burials for over 40 years, next to the local mortuary.  

The land was purchased by Mr WS Ogivile for £1,500 in 1899. The building was originally quoted to cost £3,800, but it ended up costing £5,290. 

In 1926, a change in the law meant the number of cases a coroner could hold was reduced from 26 to 14, causing the closure of the court in 1930.

Part of the building was also dedicated to be a weights and measures office. 

The listing reads: ‘A sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II Listed former coroners court in Clapham yields a fine pair of contrasting historic family homes with three addresses and scope to accommodate multi generational living or separate work space, as well as two gardens and a roof terrace with its dramatic Vauxhall backdrop.

‘You really do need to fully immerse yourself in the warmth of the interior and appreciate the way this house is history speaks to you.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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