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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265550
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424606
Location: Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1
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
Tagged with: City hall
TQ5833NW TUNBRIDGE WELLS MOUNT PLEASANT ROAD
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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