THE OLD TOWN HALL AND ATTACHED PIERS AND RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1207179
Date first listed:
17-Mar-1978
Date of most recent amendment:
21-Mar-1994
Statutory Address:
THE OLD TOWN HALL AND ATTACHED PIERS AND RAILINGS, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD TOWN HALL AND ATTACHED PIERS AND RAILINGS, MARKET PLACE

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County:
Nottinghamshire
District:
Mansfield (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 53824 61046

Details

MANSFIELD

SK5361 MARKET PLACE 924-1/5/66 (South West side) 17/03/78 The Old Town Hall and attached piers and railings (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (West side) Town Hall)

GV II*

Former town hall, now offices, and area wall. 1836, with mid C20 alterations. By William Adams Nicholson of Lincoln. Ashlar with hipped slate roofs and various stacks. Greek Revival style. Plinth, rusticated ground floor, string course, cornice and blocking course. 2 storeys plus basement; 3 x 4 windows. Windows are mainly 12-pane sashes of various sizes. Front has projecting central bay with a single window and above it, a raised parapet with a clock face on scrolls in a central panel. On either side, single windows. All these windows have projecting surrounds and cornices on consoles. Below, a tetrastyle Greek Doric portico with full entablature, covering a central glazed double door flanked by 4-pane windows with overlights. On either side, a single window. Outside, central steps flanked by a spiked railing with square ashlar piers and flat caps. At either end, steps to the basement. Returns have a single first-floor window with projecting surround and cornice on consoles. Below, a shallow square bay window with pilasters and tripartite sash. Set back rear ranges have 3 first-floor windows with linked cornice and recessed panels below. Below, left return has 3 windows. Right return has, to left, a recessed door with a recessed panel and a small 9-pane window above it. To its right, a small window, then two 12-pane windows. Beyond, to right, a coped yard wall, with 2 doors to left, and 2 small windows to right. To right again, a 3-storey rear range with a coped ridge stack. Single windows on the upper floors, and below, a blocked carriage entrance with wooden lintel and inserted small casement. INTERIOR has entrance hall with plaster wall panels and cross beam carried on 2 Doric columns. Stairwell has moulded cross beam ceiling with skylight and good quality dogleg staircase with turned wooden balusters. Both rooms have moulded doorcases and fielded 4-panel doors. Transverse council chamber has guilloche frieze, moulded cornice and panelled ceiling with rosettes. Windows have enriched surrounds and cornices on consoles. Central entrance has panelled recess, moulded surround and cornice on consoles, with panelled double doors. On either side, a smaller single door with similar surround. Fittings include a panelled wooden war memorial, c1920. Ante room has enriched cornice and plain marble fireplace. Front ground-floor rooms have moulded cornices and mid C20 ashlar fireplaces. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Williamson E: Nottinghamshire: Harmondsworth: 1979-: 171).

Listing NGR: SK5382461046

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
391728
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 171
Websites
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/27104

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: 01 Sep 2004
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