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Town Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.7695 / 55°46'10"N

Longitude: -2.0029 / 2°0'10"W

OS Eastings: 399914

OS Northings: 652901

OS Grid: NT999529

Mapcode National: GBR G1GQ.5N

Mapcode Global: WH9YK.67HX

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290051

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237394

Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Berwick-upon-Tweed

Built-Up Area: Berwick-upon-Tweed

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Berwick Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

Town Hall
NT 9952 11/109 1.8.52.
1754-1760. Architects S and J Worrell who supplied plans, 2 elevations
and 1 section for a fee of £31.10.0. Pattison and Dodds carried out the
work. Forms fine focal point for the East end of Marygate, standing
commandingly in the middle of the roadway facing West along the main
shopping street. West end has impressive giant Tuscan portico up a high
flight of steps (4 columns), and frieze stating that the building was
finished in 1754, restored 1857-8. Entrance doorway under the portico is
inscribed "Joseph Dods. archt." Surmounted by belfry 150 feet high,
similar to Gibbs' St Martin in the Fields. East end facing Church Street/
Hide Hill corner has round arches on Tuscan columns, open and with paved
butter market underneath on ground floor. South facade has 4 open arches
and 10 arches now closed and occupied by shops. 1st floor contains good
Georgian assembly room, with Venetian windows. Top floor has barred
windows and housed the town gaol, now used as museum of gaol relics.

Listing NGR: NT9991452901

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