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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7599 / 53°45'35"N

Longitude: -2.6987 / 2°41'55"W

OS Eastings: 354032

OS Northings: 429508

OS Grid: SD540295

Mapcode National: GBR TB1.CK

Mapcode Global: WH85M.JR3G

Plus Code: 9C5VQ852+XG

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392062

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/10/177 (West side)
Town Hall


Municipal office building, now town hall. 1933-34, by Sir
Arnold Thornely. Sandstone ashlar, roof concealed but probably
slate. Long irregular plan on rectangular site between
Lancaster Road to east and Birley Street to west (with inner
courtyard and light-wells), with idential facades to both
streets. Restrained neo-classical style. Four storeys over
basement, 3:5:3 windows, with a plinth and rusticated ground
floor with band over, and central doorway with pedimented
architrave enriched with acroteria. The 5-bay centre rises
above the ends and has a pierced parapet over the ground
floor, low-relief statues between the top-floor windows, a
frieze ornamented with swags and urns, and a cornice and
parapet with acroteria; the 3-bay outer portions break
forwards slightly up to 3rd-floor level, and have banded
obelisk fillets in the angles, with urn finials. The windows
have small-paned metal cross-window glazing, those at 1st
floor in the centre of each portion with pierced balconies,
enriched architraves and crested cornices. INTERIOR: open-well
stone staircase at east end; panelled council chamber. Forms
centre of group with Sessions House adjoining to south and
Amounderness House to north; and Princes Buildings opposite.

Listing NGR: SD5401729508

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