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The Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gravesend, Kent

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Latitude: 51.4435 / 51°26'36"N

Longitude: 0.3697 / 0°22'10"E

OS Eastings: 564779

OS Northings: 174271

OS Grid: TQ647742

Mapcode National: GBR NMK.J80

Mapcode Global: VHJLC.CZ9B

Entry Name: The Town Hall

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356359

Location: Gravesham, Kent, DA11

County: Kent

District: Gravesham

Town: Gravesham

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Gravesend

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Gravesend St George

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

(East Side)

The Town Hall
TQ 6474 SE 1/5 23.1.52.


This building was erected in 1836 on the site of the earlier Town Hall designed
by C Sloane in 1764. It cost £3,000 and was built by the Brighton Architect,
Amon Henry Wilds, in imitation of the Parthenon at Athens. Sandstone ashlar.
The front has a massive tetrastyle portico of fluted Doric columns with triglyph
frieze and small shields of the Arms of Gravesend Borough in the metopes. Pediment
above, originally surmounted by the figures of Minerva, Justice and Truth but
these were removed in 1949. 3 windows beneath the portico at 1st floor level.
On the ground floor 1 window and a wide entrance to an open passage which leads
to the Market behind the Town Hall. Recessed portion on each side of the portico
containing 1 triple window on ground and 1st floors with pilasters between the
lights. The south ground floor window is now blocked. Triglyph frieze and parapet
above these flanking portions. Glazing bars intact. Over the portico is the
inscription: - "Rebuilt 1836 in the Mayoralties of M Troughton and R Oakes Esquires.
A H Wilds Architect", and over the entrance to the passage:- Re-constructed during
the Mayoralty of George H Edmonds Esq 1882-3". The inside was further altered
in 1898.

Listing NGR: TQ6477974271

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

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