Assembly Hall

5 Aug 2006
Assembly Hall, Crescent Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2LU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS CRESCENT ROAD TQ5839SE 7/10006 Assembly Hall GV II Assembly Hall. Built 1939 by Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich after a competition in 1934 to design a complete set of municipal buildings. Moderne" details. Brown brick with stone coping and band with "ASSEMBLY HALL". Five bays. Front 3 bays project with 3 narrow windows with 6 vertical metal panes with lotus motif. Above are sculptural stone panels of female figures in classical dress depicting Dancing, Drama and Music. End bays have smaller casements with 6 vertical panes. Ground floor has five double doors with flat canopy above ramped up at the sides with globular lamps on rounded plinths. The foyer has black full-height columns with gold mosaics and stylised Greek key design decoration. Staircases with metal handrail and marble floor.

Auditorium has original proscenium with rectangular motif decorations and similar decorations to ceiling of hall. Walnut dado panelling. Balcony.

Listing NGR: TQ5852339472


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0909 IOE Records taken by Ray Hardinge; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ray Hardinge . Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hardinge, Ray

Rights Holder: Hardinge, Ray


Brick, Stone, 20th Century Assembly Hall, Civil, Meeting Hall, Public Building