OLD TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1126633

Date first listed: 17-Jul-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Oct-1983

Statutory Address: OLD TOWN HALL, 2, NORTH BRINK

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Location

Statutory Address: OLD TOWN HALL, 2, NORTH BRINK

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Fenland (District Authority)

Parish: Wisbech

National Grid Reference: TF4598909686

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History

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Details

WISBECH TF 4509 TF 4609 5/138 6/138

NORTH BRINK No. 2 (Old Town Hall)

GV II

Town Hall built originally as the Exchange Hall in 1811 by Joseph Medworth (1752-1827) with open, arcaded ground floor. Archways infilled in 1831, and after 1836 became the Town Hall. The Corn Exchange to rear was built in 1857, architect Bellamy. Street facade altered in 1856. Local brick with limestone. Two storeys; five 'bays', three central 'bays' slightly project. Parapet with panels of half balusters, central pediment with cross-keys in relief. Deep modillioned cornice. Rusticated quoins at first floor, and rusticated ground floor, Ionic pilasters divide 'bays' at first floor; five, four-paned hung sash windows in moulded, flat arched limestone cases and cills. Recessed in original arcade are two very fine double, cast-iron doors with pierced decorated panels shaped to round arches and three hung sash windows with hinges for shutters. Mid C19 flanking, two storey wings, recessed, with entrance to Council Chamber at first floor to left hand, and arch to carriageway at right hand. Interior, and council chamber has good mid C19 details. Colvin, p.386, 1951. VCH Cambs, p.242. Pevsner, Buildings in England, p.500. Walker and Craddock, History of Wisbech, p.428, 1849. A. Peckover, watercolour, c.1853, W. & F. Mus. Photographs and prints, C18 and C19, W. & F. Mus.

Listing NGR: TF4598909686

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 48336

Legacy System: LBS

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