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WORKSOP TOWN HALL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: WORKSOP TOWN HALL

List entry Number: 1045762

Location

WORKSOP TOWN HALL, POTTER STREET

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

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Apr-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 241322

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/08/2014

SK 5878 NW 7/113

WORKSOP, POTTER STREET (South side), Worksop Town Hall

G.V. II

Town Hall, formerly Corn Exchange. 1851, by Charles Gilbert. Brick and ashlar with hipped slate roof. Ashlar dressings, rusticated quoins, moulded lintel and first floor bands, string course, modillioned eaves. 2 storeys plus attics, 3 bays, L-plan. Symmetrical facade with recessed pedimented central bay and vermiculated plinth with rusticated central section carrying iron railing. Central bay has 3 large round headed windows with heavily rusticated architraves and carved keystones, flanked in side bays by single casements in round headed recesses with Ionic colonettes. Recesses have rusticated architraves and keystones decorated with a cow's head and a cornucopia. Above, central Royal Arms and central 2 light casement with moulded architrave and pediment, flanked by single casements with hoods. Beyond, single aediculed casements with Corinthian colonettes and segmental pediments. Above again, central clock in ornate surround, flanked by strapwork panels and beyond, small slit windows in scrollwork surrounds. Above again, cross-gabled leaded bell turret with 4 timber posts. West side has 2 flanking pilasters, and central casement; above, 3 blank panels and Venetian window; above again, 2 glazing bar sashes. Rear wing, coursed squared rubble and brick, 2 storeys, 5 bays, has 5 round headed casements and above, 5 round headed sashes.

To the right of the façade a Carrara marble war memorial tablet to the eight men of the town who fell in the South African War (1899-1902), unveiled 1 August 1903 by Field Marshall Lord Grenfell and designed and made by George Colton (of Worksop). In the pediment a field gun is carved in relief. Above the memorial is a gabled wooden canopy. The leaded inscription reads: IN SACRED MEMORY OF / (8 names listed) / NATIVES OF THIS TOWN / WHO FELL IN THE CAMPAIGN / SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO 1902 /  ' HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN IN THE MIDST OF THE BATTLE '  / II SAMUEL I.25.

Listing NGR: SK5847878658

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 24 January 2017.

Selected Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 24 January 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/205695
War Memorials Register, accessed 24 January 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/27174

National Grid Reference: SK 58478 78658

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