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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 237394
OS Grid Reference: NT9991452901
OS Grid Coordinates: 399914, 652901
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7695, -2.0029
NT 9952 11/109 1.8.52.
1754-1760. Architects S and J Worrell who supplied plans, 2 elevations
and 1 section for a fee of £31.10.0. Pattison and Dodds carried out the
work. Forms fine focal point for the East end of Marygate, standing
commandingly in the middle of the roadway facing West along the main
shopping street. West end has impressive giant Tuscan portico up a high
flight of steps (4 columns), and frieze stating that the building was
finished in 1754, restored 1857-8. Entrance doorway under the portico is
inscribed "Joseph Dods. archt." Surmounted by belfry 150 feet high,
similar to Gibbs' St Martin in the Fields. East end facing Church Street/
Hide Hill corner has round arches on Tuscan columns, open and with paved
butter market underneath on ground floor. South facade has 4 open arches
and 10 arches now closed and occupied by shops. 1st floor contains good
Georgian assembly room, with Venetian windows. Top floor has barred
windows and housed the town gaol, now used as museum of gaol relics.
Listing NGR: NT9991452901
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Source: English Heritage
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