MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1388092
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1974
Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, BRIDGE STREET
Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, CORPORATION STREET
Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, KNOWSLEY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, BRIDGE STREET
Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, CORPORATION STREET
Statutory Address:
MARKET HALL AND ALL GROUND FLOOR SHOPS, KNOWSLEY STREET

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

District:
Bolton (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 71651 09416

Details

BOLTON

SD7109SE KNOWSLEY STREET 797-1/17/135 (East side) 26/04/74 Market Hall and all ground-floor shops

GV II

Includes: Market Hall and all ground-floor shops BRIDGE STREET. Includes: Market Hall and all ground-floor shops CORPORATION STREET. Market hall and integral shops. Dated 1854. GT Robinson, architect. Ashlar faced with cast-iron internal structure and glazed roof over market hall, slate over shops. EXTERIOR AND PLAN: main entrance front faces Knowsley Street: symmetrically planned about a central entrance block, with flanking 2 storey, arcaded 9-window ranges, and advanced outer pavilions of 3 lights. Portico to main entrance with 4 giant composite columns and outer square-section piers carrying pediment. Central entrance in giant arch with leaded and stained glass oriel window over (renewed) doors. Coat of arms of town in entablature of doorway, and the city emblem and scrollwork over central keystone of arch. Flanking round arched windows on each floor, also within the portico. Single shop unit each side, within the entrance block, the shop fronts and pedimented upper windows set in full-height arches. Flanking ranges contain 3 shops, each with 3 arcaded windows to first floor, their enriched timberwork set between fluted stone pilasters. Scrolled pedimented heads to recessed doors of shops (some now lost), and leaded upper lights to shop windows. Scrolled brackets carry modillion fascia over shop fronts. Advanced pavilions at each corner, with chamfered angles. Similar shop fronts below, and arcaded upper windows in stone. Subsidiary entrance to market hall in chamfered angle to left. Elevation to Corporation Street also has central entrance block, with Tuscan pediment, flanked by 16-window ranges terminating in subsidiary entrance then 3-window return of advanced pavilion to left, and chamfered angle with entrance in advanced pavilion to right. Similar arcaded windows, and shop fronts, with lozenge overlights to recessed entrances. Central oriel window to first floor in right-hand range, where there has been some alteration and renewal of shop fronts, together with the insertion of a mezzanine floor. Return to Rushton Street has 6 blind arcaded bays with



lunettes over, to each side of central entrance. INTERIOR: of market hall laid out on cruciform aisled plan, with 2 aisles each side of central east-west axis; ornate cast-iron columns supporting roof structure, with pierced cast-iron spandrels and upper arcading. Pierced cast-iron spandrels sprung from central 'crossing' columns form a central octagonal space. The market building is of considerable interest as an early example of large-scale municipal market development. (BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).





Listing NGR: SD7165109416

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
476090
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/00011/16
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