Oxford County

Canada Courthouses / Ontario / Oxford County
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Oxford County is named for Oxford County in England.

 

Created:  1850

County Seat: 

Woodstock   1850 – present

 

Courthouse – Woodstock

 

Location:  415 Hunter Street / Light Street

Built:  1890 – 1892

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Cutbertson and Fowler

Contractor:  A J Brown of Toronto

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story pink and white coloured rock structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a one story portico with two groups of three stone columns and arch above. The windows are arched. On the southwest corner is a large four story square tower. Round towers rise above the roof line with many gables. The principal gable has a grinning devil and the façade has the scales of justice and the sword of mercy, tied with stone ribbons and smothered in maple leaves.

 

Note:  The first architect hired was Robert Thomas Brookes of Detroit, Michigan and the contract was William C Smith. There work was unsatisfactory and they were dismissed and replaced. The cost of construction of the courthouse was $125,086.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Perth County and Waterloo Region

E – Waterloo Region, Brant County and Norfolk County

S – Norfolk County and Elgin County

W – Elgin County and Middlesex County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014