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Gloucester County


Gloucester County was named for Gloucestershire in Great Britain.


Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Chaleur Bay

E – Gulf of St. Lawrence

S – Northumberland County 

W – Northumberland County and Restigouche County  


                                                                                                       Location within New Brunswick.

County Created  :  1826

County Seat:  

Bathurst  1826 – present


Courthouse – Bathurst


Location:  254 Patrick Street / Murray Street

Built:  1900 – 1902

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  R C John Dunn

Contractor:  Edward Connally and local craftmen


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story grey coloured granite and sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south city centre. The north front has arched windows trimmed with sandstone and large arch where the main entrance was located. A section rises at the roof line showing the date of construction. A smaller section towards the east side rises at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The large Court of King’s Bench courtroom is located on the north side of second story..In 1972 the three story east wing was constructed. There are two courtrooms located in the addition.The architect was Ray & Steeves and the contractor was Connolly. In 1993, an atrium was constructed between the old jail on the southwest and the new wing on the southeast.


Note: The previous court house was a three-story rectangular shaped building, measuring 86 feet by 48 feet A gaol, 51 feet by 36 feet, extended from the rear.


Other Branch Courthouses


 Caraquet   /    Tracadie-Sheila



Courthouse – Bathurst















Court of King’s Bench courtroom











Court of King’s Bench small courtroom











Photos taken 2018