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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8676 / 53°52'3"N

Longitude: -1.9089 / 1°54'32"W

OS Eastings: 406086

OS Northings: 441264

OS Grid: SE060412

Mapcode National: GBR HR3Q.JB

Mapcode Global: WHB7W.N16W

Plus Code: 9C5WV39R+2C

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338095

ID on this website: 101134150

Location: Keighley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD21

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Keighley

Built-Up Area: Keighley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Keighley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

Tagged with: City hall Seat of local government

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27/10 Keighley
Town Hall

- II

Town Hall. Opened 1902. By John Haggas. Ashlar, graduated Westmorland slate
roof. 4 storeys, 3 bays with 4th bay turning corner on left. Plinth. Pilasters
dividing bays. Cornices between each floor. Ground floor: door on right and 3
windows, all round-arched with moulded lintels and keystones. Cill, impost and
lintel bands. Cornice breaks forward over door on corbels and is surmounted by
balustrade. 1st floor: corner bay has oriel window with floriated base and
cornice and balustrade above. 3 segment-headed windows with architraves and bands
as ground floor. 2nd floor: cross-windows, the moulded heads with rounded corners
and panels below decorated in Art Nouveau style. 3rd floor: central Ipswich
window, with decorative panels above and below, flanked by cross-windows. Parapet
with pilasters surmounted by ball and urn finials. Central pediment with town's
coat of arms in panel under scalloped shell. Over corner bay is a blind, round-
arched opening with moulded head, imposts and keystones above which is shaped
pediment with finial. Corniced stacks to ridge and sides. Left return: 3 bays on
right as front. 8 bays to left plainer, of coursed stone, with one- and 2-light
windows with chamfered lintels, flat-faced mullions and projecting cills.
Interior: staircase with Art Nouveau style iron balusters and moulded wooden
handrail and newel. Council chamber has seats, panelled walls with coats of arms,
gallery with panelled front, clock and moulded frieze and ceiling. Work began on
the Town Hall in 1900, it began to be used in 1901 although not opened officially
until 1902 (Kellys Directory). The internal arrangements were by W and J B
Bailey, the carving on the facade by A F Smith (Ibid).

Listing NGR: SE0608641264

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