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Latitude: 53.3336 / 53°20'1"N
Longitude: -2.7237 / 2°43'25"W
OS Eastings: 351904
OS Northings: 382101
OS Grid: SJ519821
Mapcode National: GBR 9YFW.4P
Mapcode Global: WH87R.4G8Q
Entry Name: Runcorn Town Hall
Listing Date: 31 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104859
English Heritage Legacy ID: 56029
Location: Halton, WA7
Electoral Ward/Division: Grange
Built-Up Area: Runcorn
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Runcorn Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 58 SW FORMER RUNCORN U.D. HEATH ROAD
5/71 Runcorn Town Hall
Mansion in private park by Charles Verelst (formerly Reed) 1853-6, now
Council Offices. Rendered with slate roof. Two storey Italianate
Villa with belvedere tower rising to four storeys. Three bay facade
plus tower. The centre bay has Tuscan portico with open balustrade
above. Bay between tower and portico has triple round headed window
with console keystones supporting balcony with open balustrade.
Rusticated quoins and tower fully rusticated to first floor level.
Heavy modillion eaves cornice taken across face of the tower at main
building eaves level. The tower has triple openings flanked by
pilasters on all faces at upper level. Windows are double casements
at ground floor, sashes above some with decorative semi-circular
features to heads.
Interior: Entrance Hall has geometrical staircase with cast iron
balusters, large window glazed in a Venetian arrangement, Ionic
columns to internal doorway and large console bracket cornice. The
Council Chamber, Meeting Room and Members' Room have good plaster
cornices and wall treatment.
Listing NGR: SJ5190482101
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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