TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207297
Date first listed:
20-Dec-1991
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, LANCASTER ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, LANCASTER ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Preston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 54032 29507

Details

PRESTON

SD5429NW LANCASTER ROAD 941-1/10/177 (West side) Town Hall

GV II

Municipal office building, now town hall. 1933-34, by Sir Arnold Thornely. Sandstone ashlar, roof concealed but probably slate. Long irregular plan on rectangular site between Lancaster Road to east and Birley Street to west (with inner courtyard and light-wells), with idential facades to both streets. Restrained neo-classical style. Four storeys over basement, 3:5:3 windows, with a plinth and rusticated ground floor with band over, and central doorway with pedimented architrave enriched with acroteria. The 5-bay centre rises above the ends and has a pierced parapet over the ground floor, low-relief statues between the top-floor windows, a frieze ornamented with swags and urns, and a cornice and parapet with acroteria; the 3-bay outer portions break forwards slightly up to 3rd-floor level, and have banded obelisk fillets in the angles, with urn finials. The windows have small-paned metal cross-window glazing, those at 1st floor in the centre of each portion with pierced balconies, enriched architraves and crested cornices. INTERIOR: open-well stone staircase at east end; panelled council chamber. Forms centre of group with Sessions House adjoining to south and Amounderness House to north; and Princes Buildings opposite.

Listing NGR: SD5401729508

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
392062
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: 14 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/10898/11
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