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The City Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Truro, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2629 / 50°15'46"N

Longitude: -5.0505 / 5°3'1"W

OS Eastings: 182685

OS Northings: 44781

OS Grid: SW826447

Mapcode National: GBR ZF.XGKB

Mapcode Global: FRA 089B.J7F

Entry Name: The City Hall

Listing Date: 8 January 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377336

Location: Truro, Cornwall, TR1

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Truro

Built-Up Area: Truro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Mary Truro

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


880-1/7/16 (South side)
08/01/71 The City Hall


City hall. 1846. By Christopher Eales. Granite ashlar fronts;
dry Delabole slate hipped roofs; tall granite ashlar stacks
with modillioned cornices. Large rectangular plan with
formerly open arcade with large stair hall fronting a large
market hall. Classical style. 2 storeys; north Boscawen Street
front is symmetrical 5 bays. Rusticated ashlar to ground floor
with vermiculations to jambs and round arches over moulded
impost string; mid-floor cornice string as part of Doric
entablature with triglyphs and mutules. Plain ashlar to 1st
floor; heavy crowning cornice with thick modillions. Windows
have alternate triangular and round pediments; sill cornices
on consoles, pilasters. Tall pedimented clock tower. Back Quay
elevation is 2 storeys; 7 windows with round arches. Central
bays breaking forward. INTERIOR: fine interiors include Market
Hall on ground floor with vaulted plaster ceiling and granite
vestibule leading on right to cantilevered granite stairs with
cast-iron balustrade. 1st floor has landing and courtroom with
panelled benches and large council chamber and committee room
all with moulded and carved plaster ceilings, chimney-pieces,
doorcases, cast-ironwork and other original features and

Listing NGR: SW8268544781

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