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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hereford, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0555 / 52°3'19"N

Longitude: -2.7132 / 2°42'47"W

OS Eastings: 351196

OS Northings: 239918

OS Grid: SO511399

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DMM3

Mapcode Global: VH85N.XLJM

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 22 October 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372478

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


HEREFORD

SO5139NW ST OWEN STREET
683-1/7/291 (South side)
22/10/73 Town Hall

GV II*

Town Hall. c1904. By HA Cheers. Builder WJ Bowers. Terracotta;
brick; slate roof. Central staircase plan.
Symmetrical 2 storeys; 7-window range: 3 central mullion and
transom lights, flanked by 4-light windows and canted bays,
all with leaded lights and moulded cases, sills and transoms;
central pediment with crest, figures and oculus; ornate
lanterns over bay-windows. Central doorway with rusticated
pillars and round-headed arch, under prominent round-headed
hood; rusticated round-headed openings to left and right, the
latter giving access to rear. Three 2-storey mullioned
tripartite windows with round heads; canted oriel windows
under domed angle towers. Large central gable with civic crest
and oculus; balustrading. Richly ornamented with banding,
pilasters, finials, scrollwork, figures. Elaborate wooden
lantern with columns, dome and flagpole. Ornamental iron gates
with balcony and railings. To rear: Diocletian windows with
civic crests.
INTERIOR: rich. Empire staircase; marble columns to enriched
plasterwork ceilings. The Council Chambers and Great Hall are
of particular note.
(Plaque in hall).


Listing NGR: SO5119639918

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


HEREFORD

SO5139NW ST OWEN STREET
683-1/7/291 (South side)
22/10/73 Town Hall

GV II*

Town Hall. c1904. By HA Cheers. Builder WJ Bowers. Terracotta;
brick; slate roof. Central staircase plan.
Symmetrical 2 storeys; 7-window range: 3 central mullion and
transom lights, flanked by 4-light windows and canted bays,
all with leaded lights and moulded cases, sills and transoms;
central pediment with crest, figures and oculus; ornate
lanterns over bay-windows. Central doorway with rusticated
pillars and round-headed arch, under prominent round-headed
hood; rusticated round-headed openings to left and right, the
latter giving access to rear. Three 2-storey mullioned
tripartite windows with round heads; canted oriel windows
under domed angle towers. Large central gable with civic crest
and oculus; balustrading. Richly ornamented with banding,
pilasters, finials, scrollwork, figures. Elaborate wooden
lantern with columns, dome and flagpole. Ornamental iron gates
with balcony and railings. To rear: Diocletian windows with
civic crests.
INTERIOR: rich. Empire staircase; marble columns to enriched
plasterwork ceilings. The Council Chambers and Great Hall are
of particular note.
(Plaque in hall).


Listing NGR: SO5119639918

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