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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Cleckheaton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.7248 / 53°43'29"N

Longitude: -1.7116 / 1°42'41"W

OS Eastings: 419124

OS Northings: 425415

OS Grid: SE191254

Mapcode National: GBR JTHC.7H

Mapcode Global: WHC9P.PM4V

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 11 June 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340991

Location: Kirklees, BD19

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Cleckheaton

Built-Up Area: Cleckheaton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Cleckheaton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


11.6.80 Town Hall


Town Hall in English Free Style. 1890-2 by Mawson & Hudson of Bradford.
Ashlar facade and return bays. Slate roof. Two storeys and attics to
facade. Three storeys and basement, due to sloping site, to side
elevations. To front, gabled wing to left and right, and 2 central
bays one of which has entrance above which is square clock tower. The
entrance is reached by flight of stone steps flanked by low wall with
ornamental piers. The round arched doorway is flanked by ornate
pilasters and has elaborately carved frieze. Clock face to 3 sides
of tower which has slated roof with round arched gabled dormer openings
and is surmounted by copper domed lantern. The gabled wing to left has
1st floor canted oriel bay with Ipswich window, above which is balcony
with round arched balustrade. Cartouche in gable apex. The right
wing has shaped gable with ball and stalk finials. Paired round arched
attic windows have balcony with round arched balustrade supported on
2 large console brackets. Ground and 1st floor windows both have
elaborately carved central panel above. Left return bay has 2-storey
canted bay. Right return bay has stepped staircase window, and Ipswich
window to 1st floor with Dutch gable above. 8 bays of 3-light chamfered
mullioned windows, and final bay surmounted by Dutch gable, forms right
side elevation.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, 1979.

Listing NGR: SE1912425415

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