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Wallasey Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Seacombe, Wirral

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Latitude: 53.4158 / 53°24'57"N

Longitude: -3.023 / 3°1'22"W

OS Eastings: 332105

OS Northings: 391491

OS Grid: SJ321914

Mapcode National: GBR 7XBY.B7

Mapcode Global: WH876.JDQP

Plus Code: 9C5RCX8G+8R

Entry Name: Wallasey Town Hall

Listing Date: 16 May 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445017

Location: Seacombe, Wirral, CH44

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: Seacombe

Built-Up Area: Wallasey

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Liscard the Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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3/84 Brighton Street


Town Hall. 1914-20 by Briggs, Wolstenholme & Thornely. Free Neo-Grecian in a
Beaux Arts tradition. Limestone ashlar, rusticated to ground floor; Welsh slate
roofs. 3 storeys. Plan: Rectangular 15 x 19 bay block; entrance range
(towards Brighton Street) with Civic Hall over; Imperial stair hall at centre
with 1st floor Council Chamber overlooking the river. Offices to all floors
arranged around small courtyards (for light access only). Exterior: Front
(towards Brighton Street): 7 large round-headed windows divided by tall
pilasters form a piano nobile (lighting the Civic Hall), with square-headed
windows below and a central porch with panelled doors and cast-iron railings to
balcony. Pedimented shallow wings with deep central recesses flanked by giant
columns in antis. Parapet and 1st floor sill band returns to all sides.
Round-headed windows to ground floor, square-headed above, to all other eleva-
tions. Side elevations (5:11:3) more simply treated with shallow end wings,
those to the Brighton Street end with pediments and giant order of pilasters.
Riverside elevation with blank end bays, the 5 central bays projecting with tall
round-headed windows and attached columns marking Council Chamber, the windows
with elaborate carved keyblocks. Centrally placed tower set back behind river-
side elevation: 3 storeys, the upper stages combined and open to form a lantern
with large round-headed arches and connecting open screens with columns and
entablatures. Large seated figures at corners. Surmounting all this are 4
porticos under a stepped pyramid and copper cupola. Interior: Civic Hall with
tunnel-vaulted ceiling, the cornices returning to form open screens at both
ends. Circular-plan ante chamber with dome and central lantern, panelled
walls. Central Imperial stair hall, the ceilings supported by fluted columns;
panelled walls; double doors with margin and saltire panes; iron balusters and
elaborate openwork lamp holders. Council Chamber with fluted wooden pilasters;
complex plaster ceiling with central roundel; public gallery and chamber proper
with good quality furnishings. Contemporary street lighting and furnishings are
included in this listing.

Listing NGR: SJ3210591491

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