Market Hall And All Ground Floor Shops

30 Jun 2001
Market Hall And All Ground Floor Shops, Knowsley Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester
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Market Hall And All Ground Floor Shops, Bridge Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Market Hall And All Ground Floor Shops, Corporation Street, Bolton, Greater Manchester
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SD7109SE KNOWSLEY STREET 797-1/17/135 (East side) 26/04/74 Market Hall and all ground-floor shops


Includes: Market Hall and all ground-floor shops BRIDGE STREET. Includes: Market Hall and all ground-floor shops CORPORATION STREET. Market hall and integral shops. Dated 1854. GT Robinson, architect. Ashlar faced with cast-iron internal structure and glazed roof over market hall, slate over shops. EXTERIOR AND PLAN: main entrance front faces Knowsley Street: symmetrically planned about a central entrance block, with flanking 2 storey, arcaded 9-window ranges, and advanced outer pavilions of 3 lights. Portico to main entrance with 4 giant composite columns and outer square-section piers carrying pediment. Central entrance in giant arch with leaded and stained glass oriel window over (renewed) doors. Coat of arms of town in entablature of doorway, and the city emblem and scrollwork over central keystone of arch. Flanking round arched windows on each floor, also within the portico. Single shop unit each side, within the entrance block, the shop fronts and pedimented upper windows set in full-height arches. Flanking ranges contain 3 shops, each with 3 arcaded windows to first floor, their enriched timberwork set between fluted stone pilasters. Scrolled pedimented heads to recessed doors of shops (some now lost), and leaded upper lights to shop windows. Scrolled brackets carry modillion fascia over shop fronts. Advanced pavilions at each corner, with chamfered angles. Similar shop fronts below, and arcaded upper windows in stone. Subsidiary entrance to market hall in chamfered angle to left. Elevation to Corporation Street also has central entrance block, with Tuscan pediment, flanked by 16-window ranges terminating in subsidiary entrance then 3-window return of advanced pavilion to left, and chamfered angle with entrance in advanced pavilion to right. Similar arcaded windows, and shop fronts, with lozenge overlights to recessed entrances. Central oriel window to first floor in right-hand range, where there has been some alteration and renewal of shop fronts, together with the insertion of a mezzanine floor. Return to Rushton Street has 6 blind arcaded bays with

lunettes over, to each side of central entrance. INTERIOR: of market hall laid out on cruciform aisled plan, with 2 aisles each side of central east-west axis; ornate cast-iron columns supporting roof structure, with pierced cast-iron spandrels and upper arcading. Pierced cast-iron spandrels sprung from central 'crossing' columns form a central octagonal space. The market building is of considerable interest as an early example of large-scale municipal market development. (BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).

Listing NGR: SD7165109416


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1977 IOE Records taken by David H Swain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David H Swain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Swain, David H

Rights Holder: Swain, David H


Ashlar, Cast Iron, Glass, Slate, Victorian Market Hall, Commercial, Market, Shop