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Latitude: 54.5534 / 54°33'12"N
Longitude: -0.8853 / 0°53'7"W
OS Eastings: 472190
OS Northings: 518148
OS Grid: NZ721181
Mapcode National: GBR QH8S.3H
Mapcode Global: WHF89.CTN4
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 27 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136562
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60192
Location: Loftus, Redcar and Cleveland, TS13
County: Redcar and Cleveland
Civil Parish: Loftus
Built-Up Area: Loftus
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Loftus-in-Cleveland St Leonard
Church of England Diocese: York
LOFTUS HIGH STREET
(south side), Loftus.
4/36 Town Hall.
Town Hall, 1879, by E.R. Robson (London) for Earl of Zetland.
Hammer-dressed sandstone in narrow coursing with quoins at angles and
openings and continuous moulded plinth. Welsh slate roofs with stone gable
copings. Modified French Gothic style. 2 storeys. Entrance front (west)
asymmetrical, gabled to right and porch to left. Pointed doorway has
chamfered angles and moulded head under ramped hoodmould with carved foliate
stops. Glazed double doors. Chamfered cross window on first floor of porch
has sashes and leaded upper lights with ogee heads. Upper part of porch
chamfered at north-west corner, above battered angle, with fleur-de-lys
carving. Gabled section has 3 chamfered mullioned-and-transomed windows
with ogee-headed upper lights and altered glazing, on ground floor. Sill
and floor strings. Similar first-floor windows flank large central pointed
window, with hollow-chamfered mullions and transomes forming geometric
tracery, under hoodmould with mask stops. Steeply-pitched roofs. Octagonal
2-stage tower rises from embattled parapet of porch. Panel holding
municipal arms in relief on north-west face. Corner gargoyles at base of
upper stage, with string course between. Buttresses and pinnacles at angles
of upper stage. Clock faces in enriched panels on north, west and east
faces; blank panel in south face. Embattled parapet and conical roof with
metal finial. Projecting gable end to High Street has rectangular window on
ground floor and pointed window on first floor, similar to those in entrance
front, and flanked by buttresses. Similar windows in south side, some
blocked, those on first floor recessed behind segmental arches springing
from gabled pilaster strips with fleur-de-lys finials. Interior: open well
staircase with Gothic cast iron balustrade, and patterned encaustic tiled
floor in entrance hall. Ground-floor council chamber has panelled ceiling
with bracketed beams. Assembly room on first floor has double-framed roof
with moulded corbels supporting wall posts and curved braces to collars.
Embattled corniced wall plates.
Listing NGR: NZ7219018148
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