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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1326 / 51°7'57"N

Longitude: 0.2639 / 0°15'50"E

OS Eastings: 558497

OS Northings: 139471

OS Grid: TQ584394

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.TTC

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.JSDM

Plus Code: 9F3247M7+2H

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 4 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424606

Location: Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells Holy Trinity with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

Town Hall

Town Hall. Built in 1939, one of a series of linked municipal buildings designed by Percy Thomas
and Ernest Prestwich after a competition in 1934. Neo-Georgian with "Moderne" details. Brown
brick in Flemish bond with Portland stone dressings, band below cornice and band above plinth.
Flat roof. Symmetrical building of 2 storeys of splayed shape. Centre has 3 bays. Centre has raised
parapet with shield and the motto "Do well Doubt not", flanked by giant pilasters and giant
round-headed window with balcony and stone architrave with double doors. Two flights of stone
steps with circular planters by doorcase and rectangular planters by steps. One 20-pane sash on each
side. Seven sashes to right side elevation and 12 to left. Interior has marble staircase of white marble
with black marble plinth and coping. Giant stylised pilasters and gilded stylised Greek Key
decoration to cornice. Original circular and half-cylindrical light fittings. Council Chamber has
Greek Key design to ceiling and balcony. Domed vestibule.

Listing NGR: TQ5849739510

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