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IoE Number: 433265
Photographer: Mr Robin Earl LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 October 2000
Date listed: 19 January 1982
Date of last amendment: 19 January 1982
Grade II

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1.CHAPEL ROAD5406WorthingTown Hall includingAssembly Hall and WorthingRoom

1. CHAPEL ROAD 5406 Worthing Town Hall including Assembly Hall and Worthing Room TQ 1402 NE 3/228 II 2. Erected in 1933-4, C Cowles Voysey Architect. Detailing by J Brandon-Jones. The front part, the Town Hall, is in Neo-Georgian style. Centre and 2 wings. The centre is of 3 storeys red brick. Hipped slate roof with stone eave cornice Band below 2nd floor and plinth, 9 sashes in moulded architraves. Central Ionic Portico with motto "EX TERRA COPIAM E MARI SALUTEM" 1st floor windows behind portico have cast iron balconettes. Doorcase with console brackets. Clock tower with cupola, surmounted by ball finial and 8 Tuscan columns with plumed capitals. Flankings wings of 2 storeys in matching style. Red brick. Slate roof. Stone cornice and plinth. 5 sashes. Similar doorcases with entablatures and console brackets. The Assembly Hall to the rear derives from the Scandinavian Modernist style with Art Deco overtones. 2 storeys red brick. Cornice of bricks set endwise. 5 bays, the 3 centre ones projecting with 3 Art Deco style stone tragic masks over waves above 1st floor windows. Pivoting casement windows. Triple bronze doors with 8 panels divided by panels of stone rustication and wave pattened cornice with the letter W (for Worthing). Canopy above. 6 steps to street flanked by enormous stone urns on square plinths. The Worthing Room is a 1 storey addition in matching style to the West. The interior of the Town Hall has an impressive marble entrance hall having staircase with elaborate cast iron balustrade. The Assembly Hall has a room with Art Deco style reliefs with a marine theme star-shaped light fittings. The pressenium arch to the hall is flanked by relief sea horses.

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