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The Law Courts
Blackhorse Street
Crown Court location code:
745180 Bolton 22

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This court or tribunal is open

You should only go to this court or tribunal if you have received confirmation that your hearing is going ahead in person.

If you have a hearing coming up, we will contact you by post, email or phone before your hearing to tell you if it will take place and what you need to do.

You may be offered a remote hearing by phone or video.

Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking longer to answer calls and emails. Please only contact us if necessary. For example, you have a hearing confirmed and need to change the date because you’re self-isolating.

Find out how we’re managing hearings during the outbreak.

Opening hours


Phone numbers

Crown Court:
(Bolton Crown Court general number)
Witness service:

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact the court or tribunal to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss a reasonable adjustment you need.

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    There are no parking facilities at this building, however public parking is available locally:

    1) Deansgate Car Park, Bolton, BL1 1EZ

    2) King Street, Bolton, BL1 1BB

    3)Ashburner Street Car Park, Bolton, BL1 1TN

    4) NCP Car Park, Bolton Octagon Theatre MSCP, Bolton, BL1 1TN

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    This building has a disabled ramp at the front and the side of the building and also into several of the court rooms (some restrictions will apply).  Please contact the Accommodation Office for more information on 01204 372 104.

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    Assistance dogs are welcome.

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    The building has a portable hearing enhancement system available by prior arrangement.  Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.

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    For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building.  We have a security arch.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.

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    Lifts are available within this building to access all floors.  The lifts have standard wheelchair access and will take a maximum of 13 persons or 1000kg.

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    Ladies toilets are available on the ground and second floor.  Gents toilet are available on the first and third floor.

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    There are two assessible toilets available (one on the first floor and one on the third floor).

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    A cafeteria is available on the second floor and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm.

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    Crown court interview rooms are available on the first and third floor.  Each floor has four rooms available.  For any special requirements please contact the Accommodation Office on 01204 372 104.

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    There are public waiting areas on the first and third floor outside the courtrooms.  There is a separate Witness Service suite available.

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    Baby changing facilities are available in the ladies toilet on the second floor.  There is a quiet room available on request.

  • Video facilities icon

    Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).

  • Wireless network connection icon

    Access to GOV Wi-fi is available in this building.  Please see the posters on display for further instructions.

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    Please contact the press office if you wish to hire the building for events or filiming on: 020 334 3728.

Cases heard at this venue

  • Crime