TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1027921
Date first listed:
05-Jun-1969
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MALTRAVERS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MALTRAVERS STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
West Sussex
District:
Arun (District Authority)
Parish:
Arundel
National Grid Reference:
TQ 01773 07146

Details

1. 5401 MALTRAVERS STREET (South Side) ----------------- Town Hall TQ 0107 1/24A 5.6.69.

II

2. 1833-8. The 12th Duke of Norfolk agreed to build a new Town Hall at his own expense in 1833 [Town Hall Deeds] in return for the gift from the Town of the north part of High Street, which he wished to enclose within the Castle Grounds. The Town Hall was probably complete by 21st October 1836, when the Corporation discussed its conveyance to the Town. It was certainly complete by 29th March 1838 when the Paving Commissioners met there for the first time [Corporation Archives]. Architect probably Robert Abraham, who was employed by the Duke of Norfolk on, as yet, unspecified work in Arundel during the 1830's [Colvin. Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, p 27]. He was definitely the architect of the Congregational Church (1836-8), which is very close to the Town Hall in style [Union Church Archives]. Knapped flint with galleting. Pulborough stone dressings and ground floor arcade. Yellow brick dressings at sides and south (rear) elevation. Red and grey brick foundations and basement. 2 storeys, basement, and towers. End bays of north elevation break forward and are continued upwards as towers. Triple arched loggia on ground floor between these bays, crowned by parapet. Arches and window embrasures are semi-circular, with roll mouldings and cushion capitals. 3 recessed oblong panels above 1st floor windows. Statue of swallow on parapet of south elevation. Police cells in basement.

Listing NGR: TQ0177207142

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
297226
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M , A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840, (1954), 27

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15038/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Cyril Selby. Source Historic England Archive
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