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The Town Hall Including Magistrates' Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Dewsbury, Kirklees

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6915 / 53°41'29"N

Longitude: -1.6265 / 1°37'35"W

OS Eastings: 424760

OS Northings: 421735

OS Grid: SE247217

Mapcode National: GBR KT2R.NF

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.ZGMW

Entry Name: The Town Hall Including Magistrates' Court

Listing Date: 18 November 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134707

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340763

Location: Kirklees, WF12

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Dewsbury East

Built-Up Area: Dewsbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Dewsbury Team Parish

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

DEWSBURY CB MARKET PLACE
SE 2421 NE (Dewsbury)

8/77

18/11/77 The Town Hall, including
Magistrates' Court

G.V. II


Town Hall including magistrates' courts (former police station) to
rear. 1888-9 by Henry Holtom and George Arthur Fox, in 'Mixed
Renaissance style' (Pevsner). Ashlar, vermiculated to ground
floor and rusticated to 1st floor. Slate roofs with balustraded
parapet. 3 storeys and attics. Symmetrical composition of 7 bays,
including rounded corner bays, in an ABCDCBA rhythm. The B bay is
repeated as the 1st return bays and these, along with the corner
bays, are surmounted by French type double pavilion roofs with iron
rail and segmental pedimented dormers. The centre bay is surmounted
by a large 2-tier clock tower with domed top and cupola. The 1st
tier has a round arched opening to each face surmounted by a triangular
pediment on paired Composite columns. Large urn at each corner.
The 2nd tier has a clock to each face surmounted by a segmental pediment.
The central bay breaks forward and a flight of stone steps leads to the
round-arched 1st floor entrance in a portico of paired Ionic columns
supporting full dentilled entablature with balcony over. The treatment
at 1st floor is similar, the whole being surmounted by a triangular
pediment the tympanum of which is richly carved with coat of arms
supported by foliage. Ground and 1st floor windows are square headed.
2nd floor windows are round arched, paired to bays C, and bays B have
flanking, Composite columns supporting a pediment.

The Wakefield Road side elevation is of 15 bays the centre 3 of which
break forward and are surmounted by pavilion roof. Central entrance
with broken segmental pediment. Later iron and glass canopy.


Listing NGR: SE2476021735

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