Bolton Crown Court

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The Law Courts
Blackhorse Street

Additional information

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


Crown court
01204 392 881

(Bolton Crown Court general number)

Witness service
0300 332 1000

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact us.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however publicparking 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

Disabled access

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.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Loop Hearing

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.

Security arch

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 alertthe security officer if you have a pacemaker.


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

Public toilets

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

Disabled toilet

There are two assessible toilets available (one on thefirst floor and one on thethird floor).


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

Interview room

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.

Waiting Room

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

Baby changing facility

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

Video facilities

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

Wireless network connection

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

Filming and venue hire

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

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Bolton Crown Court

This location handles:

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

Make a complaint:

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Court codes for legal professionals:

Crown Court location code: 470

DX: 745180 Bolton 22

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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