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Description: Worksop Town Hall
Date Listed: 13 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 241322
OS Grid Reference: SK5847878658
OS Grid Coordinates: 458478, 378658
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3017, -1.1240
SK 5878 NW WORKSOP POTTER STREET
7/113 Worksop Town Hall
Town Hall, formerly Corn Exchange. 1851, by Charles Gilbert.
Brick and ashlar with hipped slate roof. Ashlar dressings,
rusticated quoins, moulded lintel and first floor bands, string
course, modillioned eaves. 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays, L-
plan. Symmetrical facade with recessed pedimented central bay
and vermiculated plinth with rusticated central section carrying
iron railing. Central bay has 3 large round headed windows with
heavily rusticated architraves and carved keystones, flanked in
side bays by single casements in round headed recesses with Ionic
colonettes. Recesses have rusticated architraves and keystones
decorated with a cow's head and a cornucopia. To right, memorial
tablet to the South African War, with gabled timber hood. Above,
central Royal Arms and central 2 light casement with moulded
architrave and pediment, flanked by single casements with hoods.
Beyond, single aediculed casements with Corinthian colonettes and
segmental pediments. Above again, central clock in ornate
surround, flanked by strapwork panels and beyond, small slit
windows in scrollwork surrounds. Above again, cross-gabled leaded
bell turret with 4 timber posts. West side has 2 flanking
pilasters, and central casement; above, 3 blank panels and
Venetian window; above again, 2 glazing bar sashes. Rear wing,
coursed squared rubble and brick, 2 storeys, 5 bays, has 5 round
headed casements and above, 5 round headed sashes.
Listing NGR: SK5847878658
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Source: English Heritage
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