THE TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1100788
Date first listed:
22-Apr-1950
Statutory Address:
THE TOWN HALL, LOAD STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TOWN HALL, LOAD STREET

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Wyre Forest (District Authority)
Parish:
Bewdley
National Grid Reference:
SO 78642 75330

Details

SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP LOAD STREET (south side)

13/150 The Town Hall

22.4.50 GV II*

Town hall. 1808, probably by John Simpson of Shrewsbury, restored 1866 by Henry Rowe of Worcester. Ashlar, with slate roof, gable end stack. Two storeys, parapet with moulded cornice, central pediment with coat of arms over the central bay which is slightly advanced and has two pairs of Doric pilasters, outer corners also have single Doric pilasters; three windows: 15-pane sashes; ground: rusticated with three arches to open area; central arch larger with segmental head, the two flanking arches have segmental heads; all are filled by wrought iron gates, the grill over the central gate includes the arms of Bewdley. Behind the open area is closed by a wall with three openings with similar arches, that to left blocked, other two have half- glazed doors. Interior: upper room forms magistrates' court with early C19 flush panelled bench across one end. (BoE, p 85; H Colvin, 1978, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, London, p 738; Hereford and Worcester Record Office BA 8681/58.

Listing NGR: SO7864375331

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
156795
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 85

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: 28 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05716/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Philip Williamson. Source Historic England Archive
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