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Chesterfield Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2368 / 53°14'12"N

Longitude: -1.4323 / 1°25'56"W

OS Eastings: 437986

OS Northings: 371232

OS Grid: SK379712

Mapcode National: GBR 697.4P9

Mapcode Global: WHDF8.ZX30

Plus Code: 9C5W6HP9+P3

Entry Name: Chesterfield Town Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113305

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473473

Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40

County: Derbyshire

District: Chesterfield

Town: Chesterfield

Electoral Ward/Division: Brockwell

Built-Up Area: Chesterfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterfield St Mary and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

(North side)
Chesterfield Town Hall


Town hall. 1933-8. Designed by A J Hope of Bradshaw Gass and Hope of Bolton. Orange brick with Portland stone dressings and hipped plain tile roofs. 3 storey with hidden basement. Ashlar basement and ashlar rusticated ground floor, deeply moulded eaves cornice and brick parapet with short sections of stone balustrade over windows.
Main south front has 23 windows, with 5 window projecting central section and widely spaced single windows at either end. Central section has four stone steps between urns and 3 round arches flanked by single windows with grills, above a sexastyle portico with giant Corinthian columns supporting a broad pediment with central oval window. Behind portico 6 pilasters with with 3 sets of French windows flanked by single sashes, above 5 sashes. Either side 8 sashes to each floor, beyond end windows more widely spaced with to first floor ashlar surrounds with columns supporting curved pediments.
End facades have 7 windows with recessed central section on upper two floors with two giant Corinthian columns in antis.
Rear facade has 23 windows with 5 window central projecting section. Central section has projecting bow to council chamber, with 5 taller cross casement windows to the ground floor and above 3 tall sash windows with blind panels spanning two upper floors. Single window sections to either side. Beyond either side set back wings each with eight sashes. Final outer bays wider with single sashes set in ashlar surrounds.
INTERIOR has original entrance doors including central revolving door, and foyer with reception kiosks. Central staircase hall elaborate stone staircase to principal floor with solid balusters topped with mahogany handrails and brass fittings. Square stone columns support coffered ceiling. Committee rooms throughout have very elaborate contemporary panelling, doors and fitted mirrors plus panelled radiator housings. Mayor's Parlour has similar decoration including wooden fireplaces and fitted cupboards. The Council Chamber, which rises through two floors, has D-plan with giant wall columns supporting classical panelled ceiling. Fitted galleries at either side. Fitted seating for councillors also in D-plan. Through out the building retains most of its original fittings including all doors in the public spaces. The brass and glass lift shafts survive, though the lifts themselves have been replaced.

Listing NGR: SK3798671232

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

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