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Hastings County

Hastings County is named for Francis Rawdon-Hastings who was Governor General of India.


Created:  July 16, 1792

County Seat: 

Bellville  1792 – present


County Administration – Belleville


Location:  235 Pinnacle Street / Campbell Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff coloured brick and concrete structure. The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1996. The building also houses the Hastings County Administration and the courts will move into the new courthouse.


Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by Robert Matthews and David Duff of Kingston in 1837 to 1838. The building committee selected the plans of the Newcastle Courthouse and the supervising architect was Thomas Rogers of Kingston. The building was named as the Victoria District Courthouse. The building was demolished.


Courthouse – Belleville



Location:  15 Bridge Street West / Coleman Street

Built:  2011 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  WZMH Architects

Contractor:  Brookfield Partnerships Quinte


Description:  The building faces north and is a seven story buff coloured concrete and glass structure. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice.


Note: The cost of construction is $270,700,000.


Courthouse – Bancroft



Location:  5 Fairway Road / Hastings Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff and red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is part of a small mall. The Ontario Court of Justice occupies the west section of the building. The windows are large and arched. The roof is hipped. 



N – Nipissing District and Renfrew County

E – Renfrew County and Lennox and Addington Counties 

S – Prince Edward County 

W – Northumberland County, Peterborough County and Haliburton County






































Photos taken 2010, 2014 and 2016