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Town Hall, Wark

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II
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

Location: Main Street, Wark, Northumberland NE48 3LG

Locality: Wark
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 3LG

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Listing Text


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

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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