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Nos 25,27,29 and 31 (Old Town Hall) with Additional Range on Right Return, Knaresborough

Description: Nos 25,27,29 and 31 (Old Town Hall) with Additional Range on Right Return

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 330849

OS Grid Reference: SE3500057018
OS Grid Coordinates: 435000, 457018
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0080, -1.4674

Location: Market Place, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8AL

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 8AL

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Listing Text

(south-west side)

6/178 and 7/178 Nos 25, 27, 29 and 31
(Old Town Hall) with
additional range on right
15.5.68 return (formerly listed as
Former Town Hail)


Town hall, now commercial premises above shops. 1862 by John Child.
Ashlar, Westmorland slate roofs. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Rusticated quoins.
Round-arched entrance on left with panelled door, rusticated voussoirs.
Similar arch to right contains board listing market charges. Arcade in
between 5 shallow segmental arches supported by rusticated piers with C20
shop windows. Deep moulded cornice at first-floor level. Cross-windows to
first floor; moulded sill band, architraves with slender consoles supporting
cornices. Inscription on scroll above central window reads " TOWN 1862
HALL". Console and dentil eaves cornice with large clock supported on
consoles at centre. Hipped roof. Right return: 2-storey, 2-bay end in same
style as front. 3-storey, 2-bay lower addition to right has limestone
plinth and lined rendering. Heavily-rusticated round arch with C20 door on
left. This gives access to stairs leading to the first floor of the main
town hall range. Recessed sashes with glazing bars to ground and first
floor, 6-pane sashes to second floor. Moulded eaves cornice, hipped roof,
large brick stack to front of roof. The southern half of this building (to
right) was part of the Literary Institution Building, now No 33A Market
Place (qv).

Listing NGR: SE3500057018

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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