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Assembly Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1326 / 51°7'57"N

Longitude: 0.2645 / 0°15'52"E

OS Eastings: 558537

OS Northings: 139473

OS Grid: TQ585394

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.TZJ

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.JSPM

Entry Name: Assembly Hall

Listing Date: 4 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265557

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424629

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Town: Tunbridge Wells

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS CRESCENT ROAD
TQ5839SE
7/10006 Assembly Hall
GV II
Assembly Hall. Built 1939 by Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich after a competition in 1934 to
design a complete set of municipal buildings. Moderne" details. Brown brick with stone coping
and band with "ASSEMBLY HALL". Five bays. Front 3 bays project with 3 narrow windows with
6 vertical metal panes with lotus motif. Above are sculptural stone panels of female figures in
classical dress depicting Dancing, Drama and Music. End bays have smaller casements with 6
vertical panes. Ground floor has five double doors with flat canopy above ramped up at the sides
with globular lamps on rounded plinths. The foyer has black full-height columns with gold mosaics
and stylised Greek key design decoration. Staircases with metal handrail and marble floor.
Auditorium has original proscenium with rectangular motif decorations and similar decorations to
ceiling of hall. Walnut dado panelling. Balcony.


Listing NGR: TQ5852339472

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