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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Batley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.714 / 53°42'50"N

Longitude: -1.6331 / 1°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 424311

OS Northings: 424242

OS Grid: SE243242

Mapcode National: GBR KT1H.7C

Mapcode Global: WHC9Q.WXH3

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300324

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340941

Location: Kirklees, WF17

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Batley East

Built-Up Area: Batley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Batley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


4/36 Town Hall


Town Hall in Classical Style, incorporating Mechanics Institute of
1854. Dated 1905 by Walter Hanstock & Son of Batley. Ashlar with
rusticated quoins. Hipped slate roof with guilloche frieze and
bracketed cornice. 2 storeys. 7-bay facade. The central 3-bays
break forward slightly and are pedimented, and are divided and flanked
at 1st floor level by 4 pilasters with garlanded capitals. The central
1st floor window is pedimented. At ground floor level the central
break is flanked by vermiculated piers. The central round arched door-
way has raised keystone and richly carved spandrels. Engaged columns and
consoles support cornice with balcony over. Ground floor windows are
round arched with architraves apart from those to left and right of
doorway which are square headed with plain surround. 1st floor windows
are square headed with dentilled cornice on console brackets. The left
elevation is of 6 bays, the 3 to left breaking forward. The window
detailing is as the facade, with the exception of the central ground
floor window of left break, formerly a doorway, which has carved head
in keystone and heavily rusticated surround. Brass plate in vestibule
names architect. Simple Art Nouveau staircase and tiles, the latter
being painted over. Prominent town centre site.

Listing NGR: SE2431124242

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

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