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Latitude: 55.0875 / 55°5'14"N
Longitude: -2.2188 / 2°13'7"W
OS Eastings: 386132
OS Northings: 577028
OS Grid: NY861770
Mapcode National: GBR D9YM.F2
Mapcode Global: WHB1Q.WDM6
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 7 March 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1044953
English Heritage Legacy ID: 239499
Location: Wark, Northumberland, NE48
Civil Parish: Wark
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Wark St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
NY 87 NE WARK THE GREEN
11/79 Town Hall
Town Hall, formerly Mechanics' Institute. 1873. Ashlar with Welsh slate
roof and wood cupola. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Rusticated quoins. Central doorway
with prominent cornice on stone brackets. Window above with flat surround and
projecting sill on corbels. Flanking 2-light windows in similar surrounds.
Centre bay defined by giant pilasters with ornamental capitals. Plain top
frieze and moulded cornice. Low parapet rises above centre bay to form elaborate
frame to clock and inscription : WARK MECHANICS INSTITUTE. Clock flanked by
ball finials and capped by acroterion. Hipped roof. Cupola has pyramidal
roof, on moulded corbels, and elliptical-arched sides with scalloped slats.
Included mainly for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NY8613277028
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