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Description: Tottenham Town Hall
Date Listed: 9 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 201533
OS Grid Reference: TQ3365089353
OS Grid Coordinates: 533650, 189353
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5872, -0.0722
TOWN HALL APPROACH ROAD
TQ 3389 26/286 Tottenham Town Hall
Town Hall. Built 1904-5 by A S Taylor and R Jemmett. English bond red brick
with Portland stone bands and dressings; hipped Welsh slate roofs; brick stacks
with moulded stone caps. Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys. 1:3:1 fenestration
with taller central block brought forward. Panelled central door set in square-
headed rusticated surround flanked by rusticated Tuscan pilasters. Rusticated
flat stone arches with pronounced keystones over ground-floor windows, each
of 2-lights with moulded stone aprons. First floor of central block: tall windows
with glazing bars set under semi-circular Gibbs-surround arches flanked by Ionic
pilasters to sides and engaged columns to centre, all with festoons hung from
volutes; Tuscan corner pilasters; modillioned cornice with pulvinated frieze
and segmental flanked by triangular open pediments over windows. Outer bays
each have modillioned cornice with open pediment over similar tall window. Urn
finials to coping and original rainwater heads with modillioned cornices and
ball pendants. Two-bay side walls in matching style. Baroque-style cupola to
roof. Buildings to rear of yellow brick, enclose small quadrangle with sash
windows. Interior: wrought-iron lanterns in porch. Mosaic floors to hall and
first floor landing. Hall has open and blind arcading and double-flight Halianate
marble staircase with turned balusters and Art Nouveau wrought-iron lanterns;
first-floor of stair hall is also arcaded, with pilasters and cartouches beneath
modillioned cornice and parelled ceiling; stained-glass Art Nouveau windows.
Council Chamber to front of first floor has panelled dado and frieze with
cartouches, each having modillioned cornice; public gallery with twisted balusters
to balcony; domed plaster ceiling in Moorish style with strapwork patterns.
The Town Hall is the centrepiece of a group of 3 municipal buildings, each inter-
linked by iron gateways, designed by Jemmett and Taylor for Tottenham Borough
Council. (The Builder, April 14, 1904).
Listing NGR: TQ3365089353
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Source: English Heritage
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