Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 22 June 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 273005
OS Grid Reference: SK2400123438
OS Grid Coordinates: 424001, 323438
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8080, -1.6454
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KING EDWARD PLACE
SK 2323 SE 5/95
SK 22 SW 6/95
1878 and later. Gothic style. Red brick with stone dressings. The original
portion built by Reginald Churchill for Michael Thomas Bass. 2 storeys with
gables. Each bay has a 3-light window in foil-headed stone surround with mullions
and transom, the lights with foil heads and quatrefoil panels below; elaborate
decoration with bands of blind quatrefoils at 1st storey and to parapet; coped
gabled and stone piers with pnnacles supporting figures of lions bearing standards.
Later portion, on left-hand side, is of 1894 and in similar style, with clock
tower and doorway below in stone surround and with wrought iron porte-cochere.
2-storeyed wing to left is of 3 bays, each with 3-light stone mullioned window,
the centre bay projecting and with gable and angled buttresses. Elaborate
single-storeyed wing on left-hand side containing Concert Hall has various
projecting gabled bays with pointed arched windows and an arched doorway to
right. Tiled roofs.
Listing NGR: SK2400123438
Source: English Heritage
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