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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6921 / 53°41'31"N

Longitude: -1.3095 / 1°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 445691

OS Northings: 421959

OS Grid: SE456219

Mapcode National: GBR MT9R.97

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.VGLF

Plus Code: 9C5WMMRR+R5

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342652

Location: Pontefract, Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Town Hall

Town hall, now local authority offices. Dated 1882. By Henry Perkin and George
Bertram Bulmer of Leeds. Red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar sandstone dressings;
Welsh slate roof. Ground floor and tall first floor, 1 x 3 bays. Jacobean style.
Bridge Street elevation: 1 bay; plinth; leaved panelled doors below fanlight in
round-arched portal with ashlar archivolt and corbels; datestone between string
and cornice. Portal continues up as ashlar advanced and decorative surround to
3-light window with two transoms surmounted by Diocletian window below pediment.
Steeply pitched hipped roof above dentil cornice. Recessed to right, linking bay
to rear range of Old Town Hall (qv Market Place), with 2-light window, and pedimented
oculus above, roof hipped to right. Left return to Baxtergate: ashlar surrounds
to windows, 13 to ground-floor offices; two-storey above, with blind lunettes in
3 pedimented dormers, from the outer two of which rise ridge stacks. Interior:
stone steps lead up from entrance hall to galleried assembly room on first floor,
which has side benches and dado underneath gallery, decorative panels to gallery
front and basked-arched ceiling with transverse ribs.

Listing NGR: SE4569121959

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