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IoE Number: 212666
Photographer: Samantha Jones
Date Photographed: 16 August 2000
Date listed: 12 January 1967
Date of last amendment: 14 July 1987
Grade II

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ASHTON-UNDER-LYNEMARKET PLACESJ 99 NW(north side)4/18Ashton-under-LyneTown Hall

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE MARKET PLACE SJ 99 NW (north side) 4/18 Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall (formerly listed as Town Hall) 12/01/67 G.V. II Town Hall. 1840, extended in 1878. By Young and Lee. Ashlar. 7 x 8 bays with a 5-bay extension. All of 2 storeys raised above a basement storey. Neo-classical. 5-bay centre has attached giant columns supporting a dentilled entablature, and a balustered parapet which conceals the roof and has articulating dies and a datestone. Rusticated ground floor with round-arched openings. Eared architraves to first floor windows. Extension treated similarly but with giant pilasters. Interior: entrance hall with Ionic columns. The grand imperial staircase gives access to the civic hall on the first floor. It has cast-iron balusters and a rooflight above a coved soffit and frieze with early C18-style plasterwork. The civic hall has a concaved coffered ceiling. The extension houses the Council Chamber on the first floor. Window and door openings are below round arches with classical enrichment (which includes palm leaf motifs). Cross-beamed ceiling supported on pilasters. Pitch Pine doors. The C20 civic offices which adjoin are not included in this entry.

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