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Hackney Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, London

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Latitude: 51.5451 / 51°32'42"N

Longitude: -0.0564 / 0°3'22"W

OS Eastings: 534873

OS Northings: 184698

OS Grid: TQ348846

Mapcode National: GBR J7.8H3

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.ZF1D

Plus Code: 9C3XGWWV+2C

Entry Name: Hackney Town Hall

Listing Date: 19 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426737

ID on this website: 101235869

Location: Hackney, London, E8

County: London

District: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Hackney Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John at Hackney

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: City hall Seat of local government

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The following building shall be added:
TQ 3484
25/650 Hackney Town Hall

Town hall. 1934-7 by Lanchester & Lodge. Portland stone ashlar
cladding, chanelled at ground floor level, to all elevations.
Flat roofs. Free-standing square plan central rectangular areas
flanking the spinal main axis. main, western entrance elevation
fronted by formal walled civic gardens (qv). 3 storeys and semi-
basement. Symmetrical main front of 13 windows grouped 4:1:3:1:4
in central entrance block flanked by lower single slightly
projecting bays flanked by recessed outer bays. Square-headed
metal crittal windows with glazing bars; 5 central 1st floor
windows round-arched with keystones, middle 3 leading onto a
stone balcony supported on large brackets. Central architraved
entrance, beneath balcony, approached by wide flight of 2-stage
steps. Plain band at 1st floor level above which plain aprons to
architraved 1st floor windows. Simplified entablature forms a
parapet apart from the central higher bays with shallow pediment
and carved coat of arms, beneath which a clock. Other elevations
in a similar style. South return of 15 windows with central
ground floor projection and 3 left hand bays forming 3-doorway
entrance to assembly rooms with 3 round-arched windows at 1st
floor level. North return of 15 windows with central ground floor
projection and attached plain stone gate piers with cast iron
pedestrian and vehicle gates of linear design to original
carpark. Eastern rear elevation of 11 windows and central
entrance with bracketed stone balcony above to central 3 window;
1st floor windows all round arched apart from slightly projecting
end bays. Attached cast iron railings to areas on all elevations.
Exceptionally unaltered interiors with decorations and
furnishing, in Art Deco Style, all designed as part of the
original conception and much still preserved including: many fine
light fittings throughout the building, panelling, floor surfaces
and doors. Some interiors include: entrance hall with half-column
light fittings and marble stairs to right and left brass linear
design balustrades leads to top lit landing, with pillar lights,
giving access to panelled committee rooms across the front of the
building and the Council Chamber within the central spine. Double
height Council Chamber panelled to half height with various
woods, the patterning reflected in the U-plan stalls; panelled
ceiling; press/public gallery to rear. Panelled Mayor's Parlour
and Members' Room, both with original furnishings. Three 1st
floor Assembly Rooms capable of being made into one room with
stage run across the rear of the building with separate entrance.
Hackney Town Hall forms a group with the civic gardens (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3487384698

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