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Northumberland County

Northumberland County is named for Northumberland County in England.


Created:  January 1, 1974 

County Seat: 

Cobourg  1974 – present


Old Courthouse – Cobourg


Location:  55 King Street West / Third Street

Built:  1856 – 1859

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Kivas Tully

Contractor:  David Burnet and William Burnet of Cobourg


Description:  The building faces east a three story cream coloured stone structure. The north front has a large portico with three arches on the first story and four columns on the second story with pediment above. On the roof is a high white coloured cupola. The building is named as the Victoria Hall and houses the City Hall. To the south at 77 Albert Street is the old red coloured brick Jail constructed in 1906.


Courthouse – Cobourg



Location:  860 William Street / Elgin Street West

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red coloured brick, glass and concrete structure. The southwest front has a central recessed entrance on the second story with glass canopy. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice. 


Other Branch Courthouses





N – Peterborough County

E – Hastings County 

S – Lake Ontario

W – Durham County




Old Courthouse

























Old Cobourg Jail




















Photos taken 2014, 2017 and 2018