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Former Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornaby-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees

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Latitude: 54.5583 / 54°33'29"N

Longitude: -1.3028 / 1°18'9"W

OS Eastings: 445188

OS Northings: 518344

OS Grid: NZ451183

Mapcode National: GBR MHBQ.RR

Mapcode Global: WHD6Y.YPTC

Plus Code: 9C6WHM5W+8V

Entry Name: Former Town Hall

Listing Date: 9 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320257

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351258

ID on this website: 101320257

Location: Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, TS17

County: Stockton-on-Tees

Civil Parish: Thornaby

Built-Up Area: Thornaby-on-Tees

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: North Thornaby St Paul

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: City hall Seat of local government

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Former Town Hall
Former town hall, now vacant. 1890-92. Designed by James Garry
of West Hartlepool in the free Renaissance style. Red brick with
ashlar dressings and slate roofs. 2 storey plus attics. 4
stacks. South front, 5 windows with moulded first floor band.
Central round headed ashlar entrance with keystone and a pair of
wrought iron gates, and inner glazed double doors in wooden
pilaster surround with site lights and large fanlight. Ashlar
surround has bell brackets supporting a balcony above.
Eitherside are two, 2-light ashlar mullion windows with plain
sashes and terracotta panels below, and banded pilaster strips
between. Above 5 round headed windows with pilasters between and
terracotta panels and coved ashlar capitals, moulded brick arches
and carved ashlar keystones linked by a moulded band. Each
window has a 3-light casement with stained glass fanlights above.
Above a dentilated cornice and brick parapet.
Chamfered south-west corner front, has a single 2-light ashlar
mullion window with plain sashes and below a granite foundation
stone. Above a canted oriel window with 3 casements and a
central segmental pediment with terracotta panels. Above a
parapet, then a square clock tower with chamfered corners. The
front face has a carved datestone. Then a circular clock to each
face, and above a keystone and cornice topped with a segmental
leaded cupola with ornate iron weather vane.
The north-west, Railway Terrace front, has 2 bays to the right
identical to the main front. Then beyond to the left 4 bays with
a chamfered plinth, moulded first floor band, and moulded brick
eaves. At the right a recessed round headed doorway with 6-panel
door, plain fanlight and carved sprandels. To the left a single
and then 2 pairs of recessed plain sashes, a further doorway
converted to a window, then a single recessed plain sash beyond.
Above 4 pairs of plain sashes with moulded brick aprons. Over
the left centre bay a curved gable.
INTERIOR. Entrance hall has Minton tile floor, and an arched
opening to an ashlar circular staircase with iron balustrade and
a circular glazed dome. On the first floor the former council
chamber has an elaborate coved plaster ceiling and elaborate
plaster frieze, with 3 x 5 round arches with pilasters and 3
wooden Baroque doorcases.
Later extension along Mandale Road not of special architectural
or historic interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4518818344

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