Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 13 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 324326
OS Grid Reference: SD8197963660
OS Grid Coordinates: 381979, 463660
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0686, -2.2768
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SETTLE MARKET PLACE
Town hall with shops on ground floor, by George Webster of Kendal. Dated 1832.
Gothic Revival style. Rubble, stone dressings, slate roof. 3 storeys, 6 bays.
South (Cheapside) entrance has 3 gabled sections, the central one projecting, each
2 bays wide. A central porch has 3 arches with 2-centre heads. A door to left
and right has 2-centre heads flanking a 3-light mullioned and transomed window
with a 2-centre head. Similar window and entrance to shop to left and right.
Datestone inscribed 'ERECTED 1832' in style similar to that at Taitlands,
Stainforth (qv). Upper floors contain a variety of details in early
C17 style including chamfered mullioned and transomed windows with dripmoulds
stepped and decorated gables and finials. Left and right hand ridge stacks.
Remaining facades have 3 gables and 2-light windows on the ground floor except the
east side which has had the mullions and transoms cut out and plate glass inserted.
The west (Duke Street) entrance was blocked to give access to the later convenien-
ces in the basement; central oriel window on first floor with clock above in
stepped gable and bell capped by gabled hood with finial. North (Market Place)
facade has right-hand oriel window on first floor. The hall is sited in a
prominent position at the southern end of the Market Place.
Source: A Taylor and J Haworth, The Websters of Kendal (1973).
Listing NGR: SD8197963660
Source: English Heritage
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