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Description: Town Hall and Front Wall
Date Listed: 17 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 216418
OS Grid Reference: SJ3405794783
OS Grid Coordinates: 334057, 394783
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4457, -2.9943
BOOTLE ORIEL ROAD
SJ 39 SW
11/18 Town Hall and
Town Hall. 1882. By J. Johnson. Rock-faced stone with
ashlar dressings and slate roof. 2 storeys with attic and 8
bays. Frieze and cornice to ground floor and top
entablature and panelled parapet. Windows have flat
architraves and most have casements, 1st bay has 4 ground
floor windows. 1st floor has paired composite pilasters;
central large round-headed window has small-paned glazing
with segmental pediment to central light; flanking niches.
Panels with arms of Lancashire towns below, pediment with
flankingfinials above. 2nd bay has round-headed entrance
with Corinthian aedicule, open pediment with Bootle arms.
2nd floor window has elaborate frame. 2-stage tower has
Composite pilasters to lower stage, with round-headed
windows. Top stage has pedimented clock faces with turrets
and short spire with octagonal cupola and iron finials.
Next 3 bays have pedimented dormers, the 3rd bay is canted.
End 3 bays have pedimented mezzanine windows and paired 1st
floor windows between flat pilasters. Low-front wall with
granite piers supporting lamp standards with C20 lamps, and
bollards in form of lighthouses supporting chains. Left
return to Trinity Road has 7 bays similar and 13-bay later
addition; ground floor has channelled rustication, 1st floor
has pilsters. Main hall has stained glass windows with arms
of Lancashire towns.
Listing NGR: SJ3405794783
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Source: English Heritage
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