The Civic Hall, including Nos 44a, 46, 48, 52, 54 and 56


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The Civic Hall, including Nos 44a, 46, 48, 52, 54 and 56, Eldon Street


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Statutory Address:
The Civic Hall, including Nos 44a, 46, 48, 52, 54 and 56, Eldon Street

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

Barnsley (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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SE30NW 3/30

BARNSLEY ELDON STREET (west side) The Civic Hall, including Nos 44a, 46, 48, 52, 54 and 56

II Civic Hall. Dated 1877. By Hill and Swan of Leeds, at the expense of Mr. Charles Harvey of Park House, Kendray. Ashlar. Welsh slate roof. Three storeys, and attic. Seven bays. Baroque style.

The symmetrical facade has central and end bays defined by pilasters. The central two storey round-arched portal has panelled pilaster jambs with foliated capitals. Elaborate double panelled door. Swagged frieze and dentilled entablature to the springing of the arch. Well-carved figures of art and science in spandrels. Figure-head of Charles Harvey in cartouche as enlarged keystone. C20 shop frontages to rest of ground floor. First floor windows are round-arched with pilaster jambs, those to bays two and six in triple groups. All are archivolted and have balustrade supporting sill band. Dentilled first floor cornice. Second floor windows are similar with triple groups to bays two, four and six and these have a small balcony to the central lights supporting urns. Frieze above centre window has in raised letters "PUBLIC HALL 1877". Heavy, modillioned moulded eaves cornice.

Richly and heavily treated attic storey has eight circular dormer windows with segmental pediments alternating with ball-on-stalk finials. Surmounting the four pilasters are square round-arched turrets with finials, those to the centre bay being particularly elaborate and flanking a two-light round-arched dormer with circle in head and pediment and urns.

Interior: first floor hall has horseshoe gallery on cast-iron columns and decorative iron brackets. Moulded panelled roof with central bosses, and moulded, dentilled cornice. Some recent decoration.

Listing NGR: SE3456406456


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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: 16 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04204/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Kril. Source Historic England Archive
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