THE CITY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1201442
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1971
Statutory Address:
THE CITY HALL, BACK QUAY
Statutory Address:
THE CITY HALL, BOSCAWEN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CITY HALL, BACK QUAY
Statutory Address:
THE CITY HALL, BOSCAWEN STREET

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Truro
National Grid Reference:
SW 82685 44781

Details

TRURO

SW8244NE BOSCAWEN STREET 880-1/7/16 (South side) 08/01/71 The City Hall

GV II*

City hall. 1846. By Christopher Eales. Granite ashlar fronts; dry Delabole slate hipped roofs; tall granite ashlar stacks with modillioned cornices. Large rectangular plan with formerly open arcade with large stair hall fronting a large market hall. Classical style. 2 storeys; north Boscawen Street front is symmetrical 5 bays. Rusticated ashlar to ground floor with vermiculations to jambs and round arches over moulded impost string; mid-floor cornice string as part of Doric entablature with triglyphs and mutules. Plain ashlar to 1st floor; heavy crowning cornice with thick modillions. Windows have alternate triangular and round pediments; sill cornices on consoles, pilasters. Tall pedimented clock tower. Back Quay elevation is 2 storeys; 7 windows with round arches. Central bays breaking forward. INTERIOR: fine interiors include Market Hall on ground floor with vaulted plaster ceiling and granite vestibule leading on right to cantilevered granite stairs with cast-iron balustrade. 1st floor has landing and courtroom with panelled benches and large council chamber and committee room all with moulded and carved plaster ceilings, chimney-pieces, doorcases, cast-ironwork and other original features and fittings.

Listing NGR: SW8268544781

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
377336
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: 16 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/05938/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Margaret Hocking. Source Historic England Archive
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