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IoE Number: 338680
Photographer: Mr David Cant
Date Photographed: 02 October 2002
Date listed: 31 July 1963
Date of last amendment: 31 July 1963
Grade II*

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CROSSLEY STREET1.Town HallSE 0925 SW 14/24631.7.63.Hall

CROSSLEY STREET 1. Town Hall SE 0925 SW 14/246 31.7.63. Hall IT* GV 2. 186l, by Sir Charles and E Barry. Detached, stone building in very rich classical style. High pavilion or tower at south west corner supporting steeple. 2 main storeys with arcading, orders of engaged columns and round-arched openings, above rusticated part basement. Finials to dies in crowning balustrade. Steep metal-covered mansard roof with cresting. South front has deeply recessed arcadia of 3 bays and one- window pavilion to east. South west pavilion has 3 orders of pilasters, recessed clock stage and elaborate metal-covered steeple with statues, weather-vane etc. Entrance in west face with arched and balustraded porch with ball finials etc. 2 subsidiary entrances to west elevation with decorative iron lamp standards (lanterns renewed) and in one case with iron balustrade. East elevation has 3 window return to corner pavilion and fully exposed basement with entrance. Rear now open to major road. Interior of considerable interest. Good branching staircase with wall painting by Maclise and 2 by J C Worsley. Good galleried main hall wmth glazed roof, ' Council chamber formed circa 1900 in upper part of former magistrates' court - of some interest. All listed buildings in Crossley Street form an important group together with No 2 Wade Street, No 12, Nos 18 to 22 (even) and Nos 17 to 33 (odd) Northgate, No 1 (with South estension of White Swan Hotel), White Swan Hotel and Princess Buildings, Princess Street and No 2 Crown Street. Also all listed buildings in Crossley Street form a group with offices of Borough Engineer (rear premises) in Town Hall Street East.

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