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Latitude: 53.324 / 53°19'26"N
Longitude: -3.8309 / 3°49'51"W
OS Eastings: 278145
OS Northings: 382353
OS Grid: SH781823
Mapcode National: GBR 1ZP0.D4
Mapcode Global: WH64Y.4Q02
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 16 March 1976
Last Amended: 6 June 2001
Source ID: 5809
Building Class: Civil
Location: On corner with George Street.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Competition of 1894 won by T B Silcock. A difficult building history over 8 years with 2 law suits and 3 builders led to foundation stone being laid on 26 October 1899, and opening on 10 February 1902.
Baroque style town hall. Two storeys plus attics. Main elevation of nine bays, the upper floor of which is faced with red brick with ashlar dressings. The ground floor is faced with ashlar and is rusticated. Hipped slate roofs. The centre three bay block projects and is crowned by a parapet in the form of a balustrade with turned balusters; pilasters and quoins. Outer centre bays with window with architrave and triangular pediment each on the first floor and a segmental headed window each on the ground floor; the centre bay has a Venetian window on the first floor, a crowning segmental pediment and, on the ground floor, a semi-circular columned portico in ashlar with balustraded parapet. Intermediate blocks each of two bays with balustraded parapet, two segmental headed sash windows with rusticated architraves on the first floor and two flat-headed sash windows on the ground floor. Each end block of two storeys and attic, projects forward, and is ornamented with pilasters and eaves cornice with modillions and is surmounted by a hipped slate roof. Each attic storey with sash window with moulded architrave and segmental pediment; a sash window each with keystone and rusticated architrave on the first floor and, on the ground floor, a semi-circular headed window. Return elevations of end blocks each of three bays in the same style, then long 2-storey elevation in red brick to George Street.
Classicising entrance lobby. To rear, on ground floor, public hall. To L, staircase hall with elaborate classical detailing. On upper floor, Council Chamber in early C18 style.
Imposing late C19 public building with particularly good staircase hall and council chamber. Group value with adjacent listed buildings in Lloyd Street.
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