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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Victoria, Hartlepool

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6864 / 54°41'10"N

Longitude: -1.2136 / 1°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 450792

OS Northings: 532652

OS Grid: NZ507326

Mapcode National: GBR MGZ7.1V

Mapcode Global: WHD6F.BGBQ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 17 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250394

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432717

Location: Hartlepool, TS24

County: Hartlepool

Electoral Ward/Division: Victoria

Built-Up Area: Hartlepool

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Hartlepool St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

HARTLEPOOL RABY ROAD
NZ 5032
(west side)
10/93 Town Hall

- II

Wrongly shown on O.S. plan as Hart Road. Municipal building, 1897 dated on
plaque above door; by H.A. Cheers. Red engineering brick with sandstone
ashlar dressings; Lakeland slate roof with copper dome. Long cruciform
building with symmetrical gabled end to road. Gothic style with much
carving. Main range 2 tall storeys, one wide bay between narrow octagonal
battlemented turrets with small spires. Projecting battlemented porch whose
gabled pilasters frame a multi-moulded 4-centred-arched entrance with carved
spandrels. Wrought iron screen gates; panelled doors and traceried
overlight. Large 5-light traceried window above. Pointed-arched tympanum
carved with County Borough arms. Bands and strings, set closely in shaped
gable with griffin finials. Battlemented aisles have canted angles below
short, shaped spires with fancy copper finials. Pointed-arched entrances
also canted. Small extruded chambers between aisles and hall, hall and
porch. Steeply-pitched roof has square, louvred wood bellcote with ogee
dome and finial. Returns show transept-like projections with paired gables;
similar style. Plainer rear extension for educational purposes.


Listing NGR: NZ5079232652

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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