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Ashton Under Lyne Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4898 / 53°29'23"N

Longitude: -2.0936 / 2°5'36"W

OS Eastings: 393887

OS Northings: 399233

OS Grid: SJ938992

Mapcode National: GBR FXT2.JR

Mapcode Global: WHB9J.TK70

Entry Name: Ashton Under Lyne Town Hall

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 14 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212666

Location: Tameside, OL6

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ashton-under-Lyne

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Ashton-under-Lyne The Good Shepherd

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SJ 99 NW

(north side)

Town Hall
(formerly listed
as Town Hall)


Town Hall. 1840, extended in 1878. By Young and Lee. Ashlar.
7 x 8 bays with a 5-bay extension. All of 2 storeys raised
above a basement storey. Neo-classical. 5-bay centre has
attached giant columns supporting a dentilled entablature,
and a balustered parapet which conceals the roof and has
articulating dies and a datestone. Rusticated ground floor
with round-arched openings. Eared architraves to first floor
windows. Extension treated similarly but with giant
pilasters. Interior: entrance hall with Ionic columns. The
grand imperial staircase gives access to the civic hall on
the first floor. It has cast-iron balusters and a rooflight
above a coved soffit and frieze with early C18-style
plasterwork. The civic hall has a concaved coffered ceiling.
The extension houses the Council Chamber on the first floor.
Window and door openings are below round arches with
classical enrichment (which includes palm leaf motifs).
Cross-beamed ceiling supported on pilasters. Pitch Pine
doors. The C20 civic offices which adjoin are not included
in this entry.

Listing NGR: SJ9388799233

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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