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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 21 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 335552
OS Grid Reference: SE4331100884
OS Grid Coordinates: 443311, 400884
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5029, -1.3485
SE40SW WATH UPON DEARNE CHURCH STREET
2/43 Town Hall
House later used as Town Hall and now civic offices. Built 1770
(Fleming and Hird), appears early C19 with parapet probably late
C19. Cement-rendered, roof not visible. Rectangular double-depth
plan. 2 storeys, cellars. Symmetrical 5-bay front; central 3 bays
break forward. Plinth, band-rusticated ground floor. Central,
single-storey, stone porch: C20 panelled door with fanlight flanked
by Ionic columns; pulvinated frieze, modillioned cornice and blocking
course. Flanking bays have unequal 20-pane sashes. Band to 1st floor
beneath 5 windows all with projecting sills, sashes with glazing bars
and consoled cornices. Plain ashlar frieze, cornice. Added ashlar
parapet, with stylised motif in recessed panels. Rear: 4 bays, central
2 bays break forward. Outer bays have single-storey canted bays with
pierced balustrades. Modillioned cornice.
Interior: rooms mostly subdivided. Entrance hall: 2 Ionic columns,
stone staircase to right with cast-iron balustrade. Niche at stair
landing; ornate stair-well ceiling with acanthus motif to central
feature. C20 additions to right return not of special interest.
A. Fleming and S. Hird, Wath upon Dearne As It Was, 1982, plate 10.
Listing NGR: SE4330400885
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Source: English Heritage
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