TOWN HALL AND CLOCK TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1144042

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1952

Statutory Address: TOWN HALL AND CLOCK TOWER, FORE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: TOWN HALL AND CLOCK TOWER, FORE STREET

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Grampound with Creed

National Grid Reference: SW9359148298

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Details

GRAMPOUND FORE STREET (north side), Grampound SW 9248-9348 WITH CREED 7/44 Town Hall and clock tower 7.1.52 GV II

Town hall with clock tower, now parish room. Probably early C18, with alterations of C19 and C20 alterations, including the rebuilding of the clock tower in circa 1982. Mixed slatestone rubble with granite quoins. Slate roof with ridge tiles and gable ends. The clock tower over the left end is slate-hung with a lead cupola. Plan: The town hall is a single rectangular room, on the ground floor with a chamber above; left sides, and two doorways at the front. Formerly heated from a rear lateral stack. The clock tower is over the left end. Exterior: The front is a symmetrical 2-storey, with 2 windows; built on the slope of the ground and sloping down to the left. The ground floor has a plank door to right and left, with 2 granite steps to left; two central C20 windows, both 2-light casements with toplights, all with timber lintels. The first floor has two C20 2- light windows with toplights and small gables over. The right gable end has a small 2-light C20 window at ground floor, at first floor a larger C20 2-light casement with toplights. The left end has the segmental stone arch remaining over a single blocked window opening at ground floor. First floor has C20 single light to right and left. There is a central stone plaque with nowy head recording the erection of the clock tower in 1894, and a stone plaque below which is a 1914-18 war memorial. At the rear there is a blocked window at upper level to right. Single storey porch lean-to to left with C20 door. Interior: The ground floor room has painted rubble walls. There is a doorway to rear, leading into the lean-to, with plank door with strap hinges. This is said to have been the town lock-up. There is a straight stair leading to the upper floor, probably of C19. The first floor room has good plaster ceiling, with central elliptical rosette and a continuous moulded cornice at the junction with the sloping side, all of circa early C18. There is C19 dado panelling and a C19 chimneypiece on the rear wall, with overmantel with fielded panel. The clock in the turret is by J. Smith and Sons, Midland Steam Clock Works, Derby, 1894. In wall cases, there are 2 sets of carved and painted wooden arms: the Royal Arms, and the arms of Grampound, with inscription: Mayr. P.W. 1724. The Town Hall holds a vital position in Fore Street and is an important reminder of the borough past; Grampound returned two members to Parliament until 1831.

Listing NGR: SW9359148298

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 26 October 2017.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 71386

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 26 October 2017 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/114082
War Memorials Register, accessed 26 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/9283

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