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Leigh Town Hall, Leigh

Description: Leigh Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213493

OS Grid Reference: SD6564400181
OS Grid Coordinates: 365644, 400181
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4972, -2.5193

Location: 4-6 Market Street, Leigh WN7 1DY

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 1DY

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
(south side)
2/25 Leigh Town Hall
Includes Nos. 2 to 18 (even) Market Street. Town hall. 1904-
7. By J. C. Prestwich. Ashlar with slate roof. Large 2 and
3-storey U-shaped building with principal elevations of 8
and 7 bays onto Market Place and Market Street respectively.
Edwardian Baroque. Bays 2 to 8 are symmetrical about a
central doorway and are framed by giant flat pilasters
supporting a modillioned cornice and blocking course. The
door has an open semi-circular dentilled pediment supported
on blocked columns. 2 windows on either side have
architraves and keystones. The council chamber and committee
rooms on the first floor are given emphasis by a giant order
of blocked columns and tall windows. A steeply pitched
hipped roof is centrally crowned by a belvedere and
elaborate cupola. The Market Street elevation is less
monumental but of equal quality; it too is symmetrical, the
end bays being gabled and having bow windows at first floor
level. Shop fronts on the ground floor, a giant order on the
first but this time in flat pilasters, and triple second
floor windows separated by blocked columns. An octagonal
turret turns the corner. The interior is executed with equal
quality and richness. Scagliola columns support the entrance
hall giving access to the imperial staircase and, in turn,
the council chamber and offices. Timber, glass and
plasterwork is of particularly high quality. Generally an
accomplished design which contributes greatly to its
immediate context.

Listing NGR: SD6566000178

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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