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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Macclesfield, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2606 / 53°15'38"N

Longitude: -2.1252 / 2°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 391748

OS Northings: 373739

OS Grid: SJ917737

Mapcode National: GBR FZLQ.QW

Mapcode Global: WHBBP.B98Q

Plus Code: 9C5V7V6F+6W

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 17 March 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391049

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Macclesfield

Built-Up Area: Macclesfield

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: St Michael and All Angels, Macclesfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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886-1/10/142 (East side)
17/03/77 Town Hall


Town hall, incorporating former police station. Town Hall
1823-4. By Francis Goodwin, with extensions of 1870 by James
Stevens of Macclesfield. Ashlar. Greek Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 9-window range, with Ionic portico
projecting over the central section, with 4 unfluted columns.
Central doorway in polished granite architrave within, with
flanking sash windows, all with plain pilasters. This is
flanked by 2 bays each side articulated by plain pilasters,
and tripartite sash windows, themselves divided by plain
pilasters. Similar division above, with wide central window
above the doorway. High cornice and entablature.
Similar portico in return elevation to Churchside, the
original entrance front of 1823. Portico flanked by single
tripartite sash window to 1st floor, and plain sashes to
ground-floor left, with double doors to rear courtyard and
flanking side door to right. Portico itself part-filled by
screen wall carrying first-floor balcony and concealing
external stairs leading to balcony each side.
Former Borough Police Station adjoins to rear, part of the
1870 extensions. Similar style, with paired 2-pane sash
windows with moulded architraves set in panelled recesses each
side of central doorway. Scrolled frieze and cornice, then
panelled parapet. Lettering over ground floor.
INTERIOR largely as remodelled in 1870: central stair hall top
lit by painted glass lantern, the stone staircase with
cast-iron rails with lamps on the newels. Coffered ceiling.
Council chamber and former assembly room to first floor: wall
of chamber articulated by paired pilasters, painted coffered
ceiling with deeply moulded cornice and recessed panels.
Similar plasterwork in assembly room to rear.

Listing NGR: SJ9175073748

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