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Latitude: 55.7898 / 55°47'23"N
Longitude: -3.9945 / 3°59'40"W
OS Eastings: 275036
OS Northings: 656967
OS Grid: NS750569
Mapcode National: GBR 01KH.0C
Mapcode Global: WH4QQ.MQ2T
Entry Name: Motherwell, Hamilton Road, Former Motherwell Town Hall
Listing Date: 10 December 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395698
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48305
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Motherwell and Wishaw
County: North Lanarkshire
Town: Motherwell And Wishaw
Electoral Ward: Motherwell West
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
John Bennie Wilson, dated 1886-87. 2-storey, 4-bay, rectangular-plan, town hall with Queen Anne detailing. 5-stage clock tower to E corner and gable to centre. Squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar margins and detailing. Base course, continuous cill and lintel courses, eaves course; stone mullions and transoms, chamfered reveals to openings.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: stone steps to central 2-leaf timber door, semicircular fanlight above, flanking paired pilasters on raised plinths, terminating in brackets supporting balustraded 1st floor balcony; blind arcade, pilastered bays flanking entrance; tripartite windows to outer bays. Central bipartite window to 2nd storey, flanked by paired fluted pilasters, cameo panels and outer pilasters terminating in urn finials; pilastered, pedimented and finialled nepus gable above, panel inscribed MOTHERWELL TOWN HALL ERECTED 1886-7, beneath ornamented 1886 datestone, oval oculus to tympanum. Bipartite windows to outer bays. Clock tower outer right; semicircular headed door to centre, brackets supporting balustraded balcony above, single narrow window to 2nd stage; paired pilasters flanking paired arrowslits to 3rd stage; carved panel beneath square window between pilasters to 4th stage; corbelled balustraded balcony beneath clock face, pilasters rising to cornice, corner ball finials; pilastered octagonal drum supporting finialled ogeed dome.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: obscured by later additions.
SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: regular fenestration to 1st floor.
NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-stage, octagonal-plan tower with conical roof to outer left bay. Later 2-storey additions to right, piended roof, grey slates.
INTERIOR: double-height principal hall to centre, interior refitted as modern nightclub.
Small ogee domed lantern to roof ridge. Double-glazed replacement windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
Wilson was a Glasgow based architect with offices at 112 Bath Street.
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