RUNCORN TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104859
Date first listed:
31-Oct-1983
Statutory Address:
RUNCORN TOWN HALL, HEATH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUNCORN TOWN HALL, HEATH ROAD

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

District:
Halton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 51904 82101

Details

SJ 58 SW FORMER RUNCORN U.D. HEATH ROAD

5/71 Runcorn Town Hall

II

Mansion in private park by Charles Verelst (formerly Reed) 1853-6, now Council Offices. Rendered with slate roof. Two storey Italianate Villa with belvedere tower rising to four storeys. Three bay facade plus tower. The centre bay has Tuscan portico with open balustrade above. Bay between tower and portico has triple round headed window with console keystones supporting balcony with open balustrade. Rusticated quoins and tower fully rusticated to first floor level. Heavy modillion eaves cornice taken across face of the tower at main building eaves level. The tower has triple openings flanked by pilasters on all faces at upper level. Windows are double casements at ground floor, sashes above some with decorative semi-circular features to heads. Interior: Entrance Hall has geometrical staircase with cast iron balusters, large window glazed in a Venetian arrangement, Ionic columns to internal doorway and large console bracket cornice. The Council Chamber, Meeting Room and Members' Room have good plaster cornices and wall treatment.

Listing NGR: SJ5190482101

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
56029
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: 10 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/13095/10
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