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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
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 4 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134150
English Heritage Legacy ID: 338095
Location: Keighley, Bradford, BD21
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
KEIGHLEY BOW STREET
SE 0641 SW (north side)
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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