Town Hall


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
Town Hall, Town Hall Square


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Statutory Address:
Town Hall, Town Hall Square

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

Hyndburn (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 73235 32224


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SD 73 SW 2/79



Town Hall, 1900, by Briggs and Wolstenholme (Pevsner). Ashlar, hipped slate roof with two ridge chimneys (and two chimneys and rear). Rectangular plan, five x four bays. Two and a half storeys in free Baroque style; symmetrical, with slightly projecting gabled wings and three-bay centre. Plinth, string course, first floor sill band, moulded cornice which carries across face of gables. Central doorway has Gibbs surround and segmental pediment rising from the string course; flanking the door are pairs of sashed windows with coupled Gibbs surrounds, and in the wings are stilted lunettes with tripartite sashed windows. First floor has coupled windows in the centre, triple windows in the wings, all with Gibbs surrounds and cornices. Each wing has corbelled polygonal corners to first floor, continued above the cornice as turrets with ball finials flanking the finialled gable, which contains a bullseye with archivolt. Right return wall in similar style. Left end linked at first floor to adjoining bank (q.v.) by a matching arch with a finial.

Listing NGR: SD7323532224


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Lancashire, (1969)


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: 20 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04081/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jeff Worsnop. Source Historic England Archive
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