Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 7 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239499
OS Grid Reference: NY8613277028
OS Grid Coordinates: 386132, 577028
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0875, -2.2188
NY 87 NE WARK THE GREEN
11/79 Town Hall
Town Hall, formerly Mechanics' Institute. 1873. Ashlar with Welsh slate
roof and wood cupola. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Rusticated quoins. Central doorway
with prominent cornice on stone brackets. Window above with flat surround and
projecting sill on corbels. Flanking 2-light windows in similar surrounds.
Centre bay defined by giant pilasters with ornamental capitals. Plain top
frieze and moulded cornice. Low parapet rises above centre bay to form elaborate
frame to clock and inscription : WARK MECHANICS INSTITUTE. Clock flanked by
ball finials and capped by acroterion. Hipped roof. Cupola has pyramidal
roof, on moulded corbels, and elliptical-arched sides with scalloped slats.
Included mainly for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NY8613277028
Source: English Heritage
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