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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 56207
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 02 August 2000
Date listed: 27 April 1978
Date of last amendment: 27 April 1978
Grade II

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HIGHTOWN5144(North Side)Town Hall andMarket HallSJ 7560 1/62

HIGHTOWN 1. 5144 (North Side) Town Hall and Market Hall SJ 7560 1/62 II 2. 1889. Architect, Thomas Bower of Nantwich. Gothic style; red brick with stone dressings; facade expresses 2 storeys; centre portion of 4 bays, each defined by buttresses and with 3-light mullioned windows in stone surrounds with hood moulds; string-course at 1st floor; below is an open arcaded loggia of 4 pointed arched openings; 4-stage tower block on right-hand side, the upper octagonal, with a clock face on 4 sides, and the whole surmounted by a pyramidal tiled roof, and open lantern; below is an elaborate entrance with pointed arched head surmounted by carved stone heraldic panel and flanked by a pair of stone statues which stand high on corbels under canopies. Gabled bay on left-hand side with 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window. The Market Hall, which is a somewhat later addition, is a plain span-roof brick wing extending at the rear.

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