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Town Hall, Great Harwood

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183882

OS Grid Reference: SD7323532224
OS Grid Coordinates: 373235, 432224
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7856, -2.4077

Location: Curate Street, Great Harwood, Accrington, Lancashire BB6 7JB

Locality: Great Harwood
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB6 7JB

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Listing Text

SD 73 SW
2/79 Town Hall

Town Hall, 19OO, by Briggs and Wolstenholme (Pevsner). Ashlar, hipped
slate roof with 2 ridge chimneys (and 2 chimneys and rear). Rectangular
plan, 5 x 4 bays. Two and a half storeys in free Baroque style;
symmetrical, with slightly projecting gabled wings and 3-bay centre.
Plinth, string course, 1st floor sill band, moulded cornice which carries
across face of gables. Central doorway has Gibbs surround and segmental
pediment rising from the string course; flanking the door are pairs of
sashed windows with coupled Gibbs surrounds, and in the wings are stilted
lunettes with tripartite sashed windows. First floor has coupled windows
in the centre, triple windows in the wings, all with Gibbs surrounds and
cornices. Each wing has corbelled polygonal corners to 1st floor, continued
above the cornice as turrets with ball finials flanking the finialled gable,
which contains a bullseye with archivolt. Right return wall in similar
style. Left end linked at 1st floor to adjoining bank (q.v.) by a matching
arch with a finial.

Listing NGR: SD7323532224

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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