Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall
Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall

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A large arched and carved stone doorway consisting of a semicircular decorative border rising from the jambs, surmounted by a deep projecting entablature. Each of the jambs contains a full-length female figure standing on a plinth inside a small niche. The decorative border carries a set of eight male heads set into roundels, interspersed with a design of leaves in low relief. The spandrels either side of the arch each contain a relief decoration of a bird and rose on the right side, and a snake and rose on the left. The eight heads refer to pre-Christian lawgivers (Moses, Solomon, Lycurcus, Justinian) and Christian law-givers (Charlemagne, Alfred, Edward the Confessor and Edward I). The two female figures are allegorical representations of Justice and Mercy.


Fell Road Entrance to Town Hall




Portland stone

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Croydon Town Council

Work type



Croydon London Borough Council


Croydon London Borough Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date



at all times

Inscription description

above doorway in relief: BOROUGH COURTS; below roundels from left: MOSES, SOLOMON, LYCURCUS, JUSTINIAN, CHARLEMAGNE, ALFRED, EDWARD CONF., EDWARD; on plinths below figures: JUSTICE, MERCY


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Located at

Fell Road, Croydon


Set opposite Queen's Gardens.