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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.8992 / 52°53'56"N

Longitude: -1.8657 / 1°51'56"W

OS Eastings: 409133

OS Northings: 333532

OS Grid: SK091335

Mapcode National: GBR 38R.94M

Mapcode Global: WHCFP.9DT8

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 8 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361644

Location: Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ST14

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Uttoxeter

Built-Up Area: Uttoxeter

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Uttoxeter St Mary Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:

SK 0833-0933
810-0/1/10000 Town Hall
Town Hall now Market hall. 1854 By Thomas Fradgley of Uttoxeter.
Red brick in Flemish bond with painted ashlar sandstone
dressings; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys; symmetrical 5-bay front
of which the end bays project and are pedimented; assembly hall
across rear. Classical style. Tall plinth; channel-rusticated
quoin strips; 4-pane sashes in segmentally- arched ashlar
surrounds with transoms and overlights. Central stone porch with
square columns and openwork metal balustrade; steps to doorway
within. Porch is flanked by narrow side lights and then by double
doors. End bay on right has vehicle entrance with segmental arch
and keystone. 1st floor band and cornice; tripartite window above
porch flanked by windows without transoms. Entablature of end
pediments is carried around eaves; various stacks, mostly
truncated. Rear: tripartite sash above vehicle entrance; pediment
over. Assembly hall has brick pilasters, brick entablature and
pedimented gables with louvred lunettes; end stacks. West side
lit by 3 margin-glazed sashes in raised brick surrounds with
aprons and segmental arches. Interior: entrance lobby has doors
and screen with diagonal glazing bars; swirled acanthus ceiling
roses; doorway into assembly hall has 3 wreaths on its frieze.
Main staircase with quarter landings and decorative cast-iron
balustrade panels to continuous mahogany handrail wreathed at the
foot; octagonal lanterns to stairwell and landing. Assembly hall:
Doorways have eared architraves; gallery on 2 cast-iron columns
at north end continues at higher level along 2/3 of each side of
hall: elaborate scrolled, cast-iron balustrade panels with
anthemion motifs; wooden handrail. Ceiling has coved edge and 3
large ventilated roses. Designed to accommodate Savings Bank,
Police Office, Council Chamber and Library for the Literary
Institute as well as a hall for dancing, meetings etc.
Redfern. F. History of Uttoxeter, 1885.

Listing NGR: SK0913333532

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