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Statutory Address:

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

Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
St. Columb Major
National Grid Reference:
SW 91316 63618


ST COLUMB MAJOR MARKET PLACE (south side), SW 9063-9163 St Columb Major 17/236 Town Hall 10.2.67 GV II*

Town hall. Dated 1848, with few later alterations. Granite ashlar front to Market Place and sides. Stone rubble with granite dressings. Slate roof behind parapet. Granite ashlar stack at the right end with panels and cornice. Plan: Rectangular plan building, with the main front to Market Place and the entrance at the left side. Heated from a stack at the right end. Exterior: Symmetrical 5-bay front on plinth with moulded cornice and parapet; the ground floor is rusticated ashlar. The ground floor has doorway, 2 windows, doorway and window; all windows are round-arched with voussoirs and keystones, multi-pane with radiating glazing bars at the head. To left there is a round-arched recessed doorway with voussoirs and keystone, panelled double doors with fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Similar double doors in a shallower recess to right. Band course above and plain frieze with fielded panels. Moulded cill string to the first floor windows, all 12-pane sashes with round arches and radiating glazing bars, voussoirs and keystone. Rusticated quoins at first floor level. The left end is the entrance front; on plinth with the central bay broken forward and rising to a clock tower with a blind bay to right and left. Ground floor has central doorway with round arch, first floor has round-arched window opening, both blocked. At first floor there is a band course across the outer bays and an upper level band course across the central bay. Frieze above with datestone with date in Roman numerals: MDCCCXLVIII. Cornice broken forward over the central bay. Rusticated ashlar clock tower of square plan, with convex circular panel in granite to the front, surmounted by an open cupola with pilasters and round arch to each side. To left is a later addition of C19, of 2 storeys, with 4-panelled door with overlight and 4-pane sash at first floor. The right end is on plinth with central bay broken forward. Ground floor has central C20 door with blocked fanlight, round arch with voussoirs and keystone. Round-arched window to right annd left with voussoirs and keystone. Upper level blind, in rubble above the band course. At the rear, there are 3 bays to left with central double doors with fanlight (blocked) with round arch, voussoirs and keystone. Similar round-arched window to right and left. To right, there is a C20 external stair leading to a corridor addition at first floor, with pitched roof in corrugated asbestos. The later C19 addition is to right, with 4-pane sash at ground and first floor at the inner side. Interior: Not accessible. TheTown Hall is a prominent building in St Columb Major, one of the few in classical style; it is an important feature of the town.

Listing NGR: SW9132063612


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12488/21
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