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Borough Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Stafford, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8072 / 52°48'25"N

Longitude: -2.1157 / 2°6'56"W

OS Eastings: 392299

OS Northings: 323296

OS Grid: SJ922232

Mapcode National: GBR 16Q.ZXC

Mapcode Global: WHBDT.GPRT

Entry Name: Borough Hall

Listing Date: 17 December 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195382

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383961

Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Town: Stafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Forebridge

Built-Up Area: Stafford

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Stafford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


590-1/10/19 (South West side)
17/12/71 Borough Hall


Borough hall, now theatre. 1877 with later C19 addition.
French Gothic style. By Henry Ward of Stafford Brick with
ashlar dressings; slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 9-window range. Ground floor
of rock-faced stone with frieze of shields above, brick
diapering over 1st floor windows and top modillioned ashlar
cornice and parapet; centre breaks forward under coped gable,
flanking gablets. Entrance of 2 orders has polished marble
shafts and C20 inserted canopy over paired panelled doors.
Ground floor has 7 windows to each side in rhythmical
arrangement of large and small arches, piers with nook shafts,
weathered sills and continuous hood moulds; end entrances; 1st
floor has central 4-light plate tracery window with red
sandstone shafts, canted balcony on moulded base has arcading,
other windows of 2 lights, foliate impost bands. Roundels over
1st floor windows, round shafts to ends and gabled centre are
corbelled from impost level; gable has 2 quatrefoils with
projecting heads and wheel window set in diapered band,
similar wheel windows to gablets.
Addition to left of 2 storeys; 3-window range. Ashlar plinth,
terracotta dressings, 2 string courses and 1st floor impost
course, and top modillioned cornice and parapet with blind
roundels. Ground floor has windows with 4-centred heads,
originally of 3 lights with ovolo mullions, now with
tripartite pointed sashes; 1st floor has windows of 3 pointed
lights with transoms and enriched aprons, and tympanums with
enriched panels; diapering over windows with 2 profile
medallions; roof has iron cresting and skylights.
INTERIOR: much altered but retaining staircase to rear of
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.244).

Listing NGR: SJ9228023300

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