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The Old Town Hall, Harrogate

Description: The Old Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 329963

OS Grid Reference: SE2980555449
OS Grid Coordinates: 429805, 455449
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9942, -1.5469

Location: 31 Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SA

Locality: Harrogate
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG1 2SA

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Listing Text

(East Side)

No 31 (The old Town Hall)
SE 2455 12/175


Circa 1805, formerly the Victoria Rooms and used as Assembly Rooms; rebuilt circa
1875. by J Hiscox. Symmetrical storey facade of 5 bays with slightly projecting
entrance bay and corner pvailions. Hipped slated roof with balustraded parapet;
pavilions with steep ashlar fishtail slate roofs of French type with ornamental cast
iron crestings. Grit stone ashlar. Pavilions with Cornithian pilasters carrying
continuous entablature. Round-arched windows with bays, archivolts and carved
imposts. Cornithian portico in antis with Borough Arms in tympanum of pediments;
arched doorway with fanlight. Interior with 5 bay Assembly Room with coved cornice
and arched windows. At rear the building incorporates early C19 house of 3 storeys
with 3 windows (centved bay blank); slate roof, squared, coursed grit stone rubble;
sash windows with exposed boxing and some glazing bars; recessed doorway with
panelled door.

Nos 31 to 39 (odd) form a group with the return of No 1 Crescent Road.

Listing NGR: SE2980555449

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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