It is situated at Netaji Subhas Chandra
Bose Road, just north of St.George fort. An example of Indo Saracenic
architecture, this complex houses High Court, the Small Cause's Court
and the City Civil Court. Built in 1892, under the guidance of the
famed architect Henry Irwin, this building is believed to be the second
largest judicial complex in the world. The red sand stone construction,
ornamental decorations on the walls, stained glass windows and minarets
add beauty to this building. The compound has a pyramid shape tomb
which belongs to the only son of Elihu Yale, who died in infancy.
A fine example is Court No 13 which has stained glass, fretted wood work,
carved furniture, silvered panels and a painted ceiling. Near the High
Court building is the city's second lighthouse tower and the highest point
in the Court building once housed the third lighthouse.
High Court Building opens from 10 to 5 on Monday to Saturday with guided