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Old Market Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bacup, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7021 / 53°42'7"N

Longitude: -2.2017 / 2°12'6"W

OS Eastings: 386779

OS Northings: 422874

OS Grid: SD867228

Mapcode National: GBR FT2M.4M

Mapcode Global: WHB8J.46TQ

Entry Name: Old Market Hall

Listing Date: 30 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072854

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185582

Location: Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13

County: Lancashire

District: Rossendale

Town: Rossendale

Electoral Ward/Division: Greensclough

Built-Up Area: Bacup

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

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Listing Text


13/5 Old Market Hall

Market Hall, 1867, with later addition to west side, now timber
warehouse. Rock-faced sandstone with ashlar bands and dressings,
3-span slated and glazed roof with side-wall chimneys. Rectangular
plan, 3x8 bays. On sloping site, 3-storey east side and 2
2-storey west side, "in the Italian style of architecture" (Newbigging).
Projecting cornice to front and sides. Three-bay front to Bank Street
has rusticated ashlar centre bay containing giant entrance arch with
coved surround, flanked by dentilled panels framed by pilaster strips
and pedimented above the cornice, and the outer bays have coupled
round-headed windows on each floor, the lower with keystones. After
similar return bay, left side wall has basement of 8 fireproof shops
in arcade of wide segmental arches carried by segmental-headed cast iron
beams, each supported by iron columns framing a door and a low wall with
windows (some sashed, some altered, others blocked); floor above has 2
dentilled panels in each bay, and top floor has coupled segmental-headed
windows. Interior: 8-bay nave and aisles formed of slim iron columns
carrying segmental-arched lattice girders; light-weight roof trusses
secured by slender tie-rods. (Brief reference in Thomas Newbigging
History of the Forest of Rossendale p.230).

Listing NGR: SD8677922874

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