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Worksop Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3017 / 53°18'5"N

Longitude: -1.124 / 1°7'26"W

OS Eastings: 458478

OS Northings: 378658

OS Grid: SK584786

Mapcode National: GBR NZL8.G5

Mapcode Global: WHDF7.P8ZQ

Entry Name: Worksop Town Hall

Listing Date: 13 February 1967

Last Amended: 1 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 241322

Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, S80

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

Town: Bassetlaw

Electoral Ward/Division: Worksop South

Built-Up Area: Worksop

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Worksop Priory with Carburton

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/08/2014


SK 5878 NW
7/113

WORKSOP,
POTTER STREET (South side),
Worksop Town Hall

G.V. II

Town Hall, formerly Corn Exchange. 1851, by Charles Gilbert. Brick and ashlar with hipped slate roof. Ashlar dressings, rusticated quoins, moulded lintel and first floor bands, string course, modillioned eaves. 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays, L-plan. Symmetrical facade with recessed pedimented central bay and vermiculated plinth with rusticated central section carrying iron railing. Central bay has 3 large round headed windows with heavily rusticated architraves and carved keystones, flanked in side bays by single casements in round headed recesses with Ionic colonettes. Recesses have rusticated architraves and keystones decorated with a cow's head and a cornucopia. Above, central Royal Arms and central 2 light casement with moulded architrave and pediment, flanked by single casements with hoods. Beyond, single aediculed casements with Corinthian colonettes and segmental pediments. Above again, central clock in ornate surround, flanked by strapwork panels and beyond, small slit windows in scrollwork surrounds. Above again, cross-gabled leaded bell turret with 4 timber posts. West side has 2 flanking pilasters, and central casement; above, 3 blank panels and Venetian window; above again, 2 glazing bar sashes. Rear wing, coursed squared rubble and brick, 2 storeys, 5 bays, has 5 round headed casements and above, 5 round headed sashes.

To the right of the façade a Carrara marble war memorial tablet to the eight men of the town who fell in the South African War (1899-1902), unveiled 1 August 1903 by Field Marshall Lord Grenfell and designed and made by George Colton (of Worksop). In the pediment a field gun is carved in relief. Above the memorial is a gabled wooden canopy. The leaded inscription reads: IN SACRED MEMORY OF / (8 names listed) / NATIVES OF THIS TOWN / WHO FELL IN THE CAMPAIGN / SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO 1902 /  ' HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE '  / II SAMUEL I.25.


Listing NGR: SK5847878658


This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 24 January 2017.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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