OLD TOWN HALL (BURSLEM RECREATION CENTRE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1195811
Date first listed:
02-Oct-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
OLD TOWN HALL (BURSLEM RECREATION CENTRE), MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD TOWN HALL (BURSLEM RECREATION CENTRE), MARKET PLACE

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

District:
City of Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 86832 49844

Details

STOKE ON TRENT

SJ8649NE MARKET PLACE, Burslem 613-1/10/14 Old Town Hall (Burslem Recreation 02/10/51 Centre) (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE, Burslem Former Town Hall)

GV II*

Formerly known as: Public Library. Former town hall. 1854. By GT Robinson of Leamington. Ashlar. 2-storeyed, the main hall of 7 bays with western tower over open entrance or passage way. Baroque in inspiration. Battered ground floor of channelled ashlar with heavy moulded plinth carrying paired Corinthian pilasters to first floor which support cornice beneath parapet with pronounced overhang and frieze. Ground floor windows set in coved recesses with keystones, tall round-arched windows above. West tower has open ground floor with coved arches on 3 sides and paired Corinthian columns at outer angles. Volutes to clock tower terminate in caryatids carrying the blocking course beneath octagonal turret with ogival roof and angel finial. Eastern end divided into 3 bays with pilasters to first storey. Central doorway to ground floor with coved architrave to panelled door. Upper sash windows have shell motifs as hood. INTERIOR: double staircase with heavily scrolled iron balusters, and heavy classical architraves to doorways. Main chamber at first floor level, with Corinthian pilasters articulating the walls, coved ceiling with elaborate wrought-iron ties.

Listing NGR: SJ8683249844

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
384448
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: 08 Oct 2000
Reference: IOE01/01442/02
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