VICTORIA HALL AND VICTORIA BUILDINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1388093

Date first listed: 26-Apr-1974

Statutory Address: VICTORIA HALL AND VICTORIA BUILDINGS, 33-45, KNOWSLEY STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: VICTORIA HALL AND VICTORIA BUILDINGS, 33-45, 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 71548 09437

Details

BOLTON

SD7109SE KNOWSLEY STREET 797-1/17/136 (West side) 26/04/74 Victoria Hall and Victoria Buildings Nos.33-45 (odd)

GV II

Methodist Mission church and shops. 1898-1900. By Bradshaw and Gass. Red brick and terracotta with stone dressings and slate roofs. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2 and 4-window ranges each side of tower over main entrance to Victoria Hall, the flanking bays containing shops. New shop fronts throughout, and renewed canopy over Victoria Hall entrance, though the paired doors with bevelled glass panels are original. Tower has paired first-floor windows with banded shafts; tripartite oriel window over, and pediment carried on volutes above space for clock (now a blind panel). Flanking pilasters of tower are enriched with low relief scroll-work etc. in the upper stage. Triglyph frieze below balustraded parapet with domed, columned pilasters. Octagonal turret-like upper stage with wrought-iron screens to openings, and volutes over angles, surmounted by domed roof. 2-window outer ranges each side have windows set in raised panels; stilted arched heads, with stone incised architraves to first floor, and wrought-iron balconettes to second. Modillion eaves cornice. right-hand range then has additional bay with paired windows to each floor, and then has wide pedimented gable adjoining entrance tower, with tripartite windows on upper floors in stone architraves with wrought-iron balconettes to second floor. right-hand section is built over the River Croal, and is carried on a 2-arched bridge of rusticated stone. Main body of Victoria Hall projects as wing from rear of street range: Entrance hall with tall transomed windows to stairs, then main hall a 3 storey, 3-window range with tripartite windows to first floor, and segmentally arched 4-light mullioned and transomed windows to upper storey. Transomed windows with round arched lights to basement storey. 5-storey service range at west. INTERIOR: entrance passage leads to large entrance hall to rear of shop premises; staircases leading to gallery each side, with tall transomed windows with round arched lights. Hall enriched with wood dado and plaster panelling to walls. Main hall or church opens off this entrance hall: floor slopes down to platform and communion area to west; horse-shoe



gallery round 3 sides, carried on plaster encased columns with enriched Ionic capitals and volutes. Arcading to each side of gallery, and windows with yellow and white stained glass (dated 1900 in west window). Enriched plasterwork, coved and panelled over platform, and with high relief frieze supported by heavy volutes each side. Curved ceiling overall, divided into deep plaster panels. Parapets to gallery also enriched with high relief panels. Seating and platform area renewed. (BOE: Pevsner N: South Lancashire: Harmondsworth: 1969-).





Listing NGR: SD7157109449

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 476091

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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