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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Wark, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.0875 / 55°5'14"N

Longitude: -2.2188 / 2°13'7"W

OS Eastings: 386132

OS Northings: 577028

OS Grid: NY861770

Mapcode National: GBR D9YM.F2

Mapcode Global: WHB1Q.WDM6

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 7 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239499

Location: Wark, Northumberland, NE48

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Wark

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Wark St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text


11/79 Town Hall


Town Hall, formerly Mechanics' Institute. 1873. Ashlar with Welsh slate
roof and wood cupola. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Rusticated quoins. Central doorway
with prominent cornice on stone brackets. Window above with flat surround and
projecting sill on corbels. Flanking 2-light windows in similar surrounds.
Centre bay defined by giant pilasters with ornamental capitals. Plain top
frieze and moulded cornice. Low parapet rises above centre bay to form elaborate
frame to clock and inscription : WARK MECHANICS INSTITUTE. Clock flanked by
ball finials and capped by acroterion. Hipped roof. Cupola has pyramidal
roof, on moulded corbels, and elliptical-arched sides with scalloped slats.
Included mainly for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NY8613277028

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