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Former Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Knutsford, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3032 / 53°18'11"N

Longitude: -2.374 / 2°22'26"W

OS Eastings: 375173

OS Northings: 378540

OS Grid: SJ751785

Mapcode National: GBR CZV7.TL

Mapcode Global: WH997.H7RJ

Entry Name: Former Town Hall

Listing Date: 15 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476446

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire East, WA16

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Knutsford

Built-Up Area: Knutsford

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Knutsford St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


792-1/3/109 (East side)
15/01/74 Former Town Hall


Town hall, now in commercial use. 1871. Alfred Waterhouse. Red
brick with blue brick dressings and plain tiled roof with
scalloped bands and ridge cresting. Main range and lower
staircase block to NW, parallel rear range.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic. arcaded ground floor of 5
bays, with blue brick squat cylindrical columns on red brick
bases and with red brick stiff-leaf capitals. Projecting
gabled entrance porch to the left, with deeply moulded arched
entrance. Blue brick bands and rosette frieze to ground floor,
upper 3-light Gothic windows with blind terracotta panels with
interlace decoration below, and terracotta hoodmoulds. Arms in
low relief panels each side. Triangular corbelled eaves
cornice. 3 gabled dormers in the roof, with quatrefoil lights
and decorative brick cornice. Leaded spirelet to roof.
Staircase block to left, with stepped windows to stair.
Parallel rear range presumably built to house offices, of 3
storeys, with subsidiary entrance tower at SW angle. Axial and
end stacks.
INTERIOR: lofty main hall at upper level, with cambered
trusses to roof, braced with wrought-iron ties. Panelled
gallery projects from north wall, carried on paired struts.
Stone staircase with heavy newels and wrought-iron rails.

Listing NGR: SJ7517378540

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

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