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Description: Ashton Under Lyne Town Hall
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212666
OS Grid Reference: SJ9388299242
OS Grid Coordinates: 393882, 399242
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4899, -2.0937
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE MARKET PLACE
SJ 99 NW (north side)
as Town Hall)
Town Hall. 1840, extended in 1878. By Young and Lee. Ashlar.
7 x 8 bays with a 5-bay extension. All of 2 storeys raised
above a basement storey. Neo-classical. 5-bay centre has
attached giant columns supporting a dentilled entablature,
and a balustered parapet which conceals the roof and has
articulating dies and a datestone. Rusticated ground floor
with round-arched openings. Eared architraves to first floor
windows. Extension treated similarly but with giant
pilasters. Interior: entrance hall with Ionic columns. The
grand imperial staircase gives access to the civic hall on
the first floor. It has cast-iron balusters and a rooflight
above a coved soffit and frieze with early C18-style
plasterwork. The civic hall has a concaved coffered ceiling.
The extension houses the Council Chamber on the first floor.
Window and door openings are below round arches with
classical enrichment (which includes palm leaf motifs).
Cross-beamed ceiling supported on pilasters. Pitch Pine
doors. The C20 civic offices which adjoin are not included
in this entry.
Listing NGR: SJ9388299242
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Source: English Heritage
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