© Mr David Cant
TOWN HALL, CROSSLEY STREET
HALIFAX, CALDERDALE, WEST YORKSHIRE
Mr David Cant
02 October 2002
31 July 1963
Date of last amendment:
31 July 1963
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SE 0925 SW 14/246 31.7.63. Hall
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.