THE TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1054761
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1952
Statutory Address:
THE TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Kent
District:
Gravesham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 64779 74271

Details

1. 5277 HIGH STREET (East Side)

The Town Hall TQ 6474 SE 1/5 23.1.52.

II*

2. This building was erected in 1836 on the site of the earlier Town Hall designed by C Sloane in 1764. It cost £3,000 and was built by the Brighton Architect, Amon Henry Wilds, in imitation of the Parthenon at Athens. Sandstone ashlar. The front has a massive tetrastyle portico of fluted Doric columns with triglyph frieze and small shields of the Arms of Gravesend Borough in the metopes. Pediment above, originally surmounted by the figures of Minerva, Justice and Truth but these were removed in 1949. 3 windows beneath the portico at 1st floor level. On the ground floor 1 window and a wide entrance to an open passage which leads to the Market behind the Town Hall. Recessed portion on each side of the portico containing 1 triple window on ground and 1st floors with pilasters between the lights. The south ground floor window is now blocked. Triglyph frieze and parapet above these flanking portions. Glazing bars intact. Over the portico is the inscription: - "Rebuilt 1836 in the Mayoralties of M Troughton and R Oakes Esquires. A H Wilds Architect", and over the entrance to the passage:- Re-constructed during the Mayoralty of George H Edmonds Esq 1882-3". The inside was further altered in 1898.

Listing NGR: TQ6477974271

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
356359
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 17 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/15811/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ron Garvey. Source Historic England Archive
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