© Mr Robin Earl LRPS
WORTHING TOWN HALL INCLUDING ASSEMBLY HALL AND WORTHING ROOM, CHAPEL ROAD
WORTHING, WORTHING, WEST SUSSEX
Mr Robin Earl LRPS
15 October 2000
19 January 1982
Date of last amendment:
19 January 1982
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1. CHAPEL ROAD
Worthing Town Hall including
Assembly Hall and Worthing
TQ 1402 NE 3/228
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.