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Description: Old Market Hall
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185582
OS Grid Reference: SD8677922874
OS Grid Coordinates: 386779, 422874
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7021, -2.2017
SD 82 SE BACUP BANK STREET
13/5 Old Market Hall
Market Hall, 1867, with later addition to west side, now timber
warehouse. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar bands and dressings,
3-span slated and glazed roof with side-wall chimneys. Rectangular
plan, 3x8 bays. On sloping site, 3-storey east side and 2
2-storey west side, "in the Italian style of architecture" (Newbigging).
Projecting cornice to front and sides. Three-bay front to Bank Street
has rusticated ashlar centre bay containing giant entrance arch with
coved surround, flanked by dentilled panels framed by pilaster strips
and pedimented above the cornice, and the outer bays have coupled
round-headed windows on each floor, the lower with keystones. After
similar return bay, left side wall has basement of 8 fireproof shops
in arcade of wide segmental arches carried by segmental-headed cast iron
beams, each supported by iron columns framing a door and a low wall with
windows (some sashed, some altered, others blocked); floor above has 2
dentilled panels in each bay, and top floor has coupled segmental-headed
windows. Interior: 8-bay nave and aisles formed of slim iron columns
carrying segmental-arched lattice girders; light-weight roof trusses
secured by slender tie-rods. (Brief reference in Thomas Newbigging
History of the Forest of Rossendale p.230).
Listing NGR: SD8677922874
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Source: English Heritage
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