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Market Hall, Accrington

Description: Market Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183800

OS Grid Reference: SD7606928626
OS Grid Coordinates: 376069, 428626
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7534, -2.3644

Location: Church Street, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 1ER

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 1ER

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Listing Text


7/4 Old Market House

The item shall be amended to read ACCRINGTON BLACKBURN ROAD

Market Hall


SD 72 NE
Old Market House

Market house, 1868, by J.F. Doyle. Ashlar, 3-span roof of slate and glass
supported on iron frame. Wide rectangular plan, gable to road. Two storeys.
Robust 9-bay symmetrical facade in ornate Renaissance style: Corinthian
pilasters to ends and centre, flanking blind arcading with cornice and
balustraded parapet. The centre 3 bays are treated as a Triumphal Arch with
round-headed doorway (a bull's head on the keystone), and ornate panelled
attic which has a clockface between cherubs with cornucopias and carries on
each side sculptured groups of figures with agricultural produce; the
flanking walls each have a central door, sashed ground floor windows and
circular 1st floor windows. Side walls have coupled sashes and 1st floor
lunettes, tall chimneys on the parapet, and a pedimented entrance in the
centre. Interior: 7-bay nave and aisle arcade of slim iron columns
supporting slender roof trusses with tie-rods; balcony round all sides
(carrying offices). History: built by Local Board of Health.

Listing NGR: SD7606928626

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Source: English Heritage

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