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Latitude: 50.4548 / 50°27'17"N
Longitude: -4.4637 / 4°27'49"W
OS Eastings: 225203
OS Northings: 64561
OS Grid: SX252645
Mapcode National: GBR NF.NR8F
Mapcode Global: FRA 17JV.JTS
Entry Name: Guildhall
Listing Date: 22 July 1981
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206610
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382198
Location: Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14
Civil Parish: Liskeard
Built-Up Area: Liskeard
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Liskeard
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX2564 FORE STREET
979-1/5/109 (West side)
County court and town hall with clock tower. 1858. By Reeves
of Reeves & Butcher. Coursed dressed freestone with granite
dressings; hipped slate roof with projecting granite eaves on
modillions; axial brick stacks; cast-iron ogee gutters.
Corner site plan with 5 bays to Fore Street and 3 bays plus
clock tower to Pike Street. Italianate style.
2 storeys plus attic and 3 stages of clock tower above eaves
level. Rusticated rock-faced dressings to ground floor and
vermiculated rustications to corner piers flanking Fore Street
front. 5 windows to Fore Street; 3 windows to Pike Street.
Round-arched horned sashes with margin panes within moulded
ordered stone architraves on moulded sills linked to plain
string and tall keyblocks linked to moulded sill band of squat
attic storey with deeply recessed windows with margin panes;
roundels over corner. Ground floor is open loggia round arcade
to Fore Street with original cast-iron gates on left and
window with spoked fanlight to similar opening to Pike Street.
Clocktower has 2 round-arched lights to each face: 1st stage
above roof has cast-iron grilles; 2nd stage has squat engaged
columns with rear Ionic capitals; moulded string above and
clock face to each side under open segmental pediments linked
to moulded cornice on paired stone consoles; all surmounted by
INTERIOR: original open-well open-string staircase with
mahogany handrail scrolled over newel; quatrefoil tracery
supporting 2nd flight and landing above. Council chamber with
panelled ceiling and other features not inspected. A fine and
prominent example of its type, by a noteworthy local
Listing NGR: SX2520364561
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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