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The Municipal Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewe, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0985 / 53°5'54"N

Longitude: -2.4395 / 2°26'22"W

OS Eastings: 370670

OS Northings: 355787

OS Grid: SJ706557

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.8V98

Mapcode Global: WH9B5.HCKZ

Entry Name: The Municipal Buildings

Listing Date: 6 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56688

Location: Cheshire East, CW1

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Crewe

Built-Up Area: Crewe

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Crewe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 75 NW FORMER BOROUGH OF CREWE EARLE STREET

2/45 The Municipal Buildings

6.7.76

GV II
Council Offices, 1902-1905 by H T Hare in English
Baroque style. Yellow sandstone ashlar with stone slate gable roof.
2½ storeys and basement, 5 bays. 3 centre bays recessed for 2
storeys, flanked and separated by giant unfluted Ionic columns. Small
Tuscan column mullions to ground floor windows, in outer bays. Deeply
recessed semi-circular headed entrance with wrought iron gates and oak
screen with double doors. This is flanked by timber mullion and
centre-arched transome windows with matching archivolts and cartouche
keystones. Pairs of large reclining figures, carved in relief by
F.E.E.Schenck, surmount the three centre openings. Cross windows with
stone eared architraves at first floor level and segmental bracketted
balconies to outer bays. Dentilled and bracketted eaves cornice.
Dormer windows to second floor centre bays with small pediments above
and fronted by balustraded parapet. End bay windows are bullseyes
with egg and dart and festoon treatment. Copings to gables, stone
chimneys and cupola with vane and locomotive finial.
Interior: Tuscan columns in entrance hall, York stone geometrical
staircase, marble Ionic columns and a window in Venetian style in the
Council Chamber. Hardwood doors, in elaborate frames, and plasterwork
based on festoons and egg and dart moulds.


Listing NGR: SJ7067055787

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