THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1136190
Date first listed:
06-Jul-1976
Statutory Address:
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, EARLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, EARLE STREET

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 70670 55787

Details

SJ 75 NW FORMER BOROUGH OF CREWE EARLE STREET

2/45 The Municipal Buildings

6.7.76

GV II Council Offices, 1902-1905 by H T Hare in English Baroque style. Yellow sandstone ashlar with stone slate gable roof. 2½ storeys and basement, 5 bays. 3 centre bays recessed for 2 storeys, flanked and separated by giant unfluted Ionic columns. Small Tuscan column mullions to ground floor windows, in outer bays. Deeply recessed semi-circular headed entrance with wrought iron gates and oak screen with double doors. This is flanked by timber mullion and centre-arched transome windows with matching archivolts and cartouche keystones. Pairs of large reclining figures, carved in relief by F.E.E.Schenck, surmount the three centre openings. Cross windows with stone eared architraves at first floor level and segmental bracketted balconies to outer bays. Dentilled and bracketted eaves cornice. Dormer windows to second floor centre bays with small pediments above and fronted by balustraded parapet. End bay windows are bullseyes with egg and dart and festoon treatment. Copings to gables, stone chimneys and cupola with vane and locomotive finial. Interior: Tuscan columns in entrance hall, York stone geometrical staircase, marble Ionic columns and a window in Venetian style in the Council Chamber. Hardwood doors, in elaborate frames, and plasterwork based on festoons and egg and dart moulds.

Listing NGR: SJ7067055787

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
56688
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: 01 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01627/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
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