© Mr Terry Newman
TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE (south side)
ST COLUMB MAJOR, RESTORMEL, CORNWALL
Mr Terry Newman
26 August 2004
10 February 1967
Date of last amendment:
10 February 1967
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ST COLUMB MAJOR MARKET PLACE (south side),
St Columb Major
17/236 Town Hall
Town hall. Dated 1848, with few later alterations. Granite ashlar front to Market
Place and sides. Stone rubble with granite dressings. Slate roof behind parapet.
Granite ashlar stack at the right end with panels and cornice.
Plan: Rectangular plan building, with the main front to Market Place and the entrance
at the left side. Heated from a stack at the right end.
Exterior: Symmetrical 5-bay front on plinth with moulded cornice and parapet; the
ground floor is rusticated ashlar. The ground floor has doorway, 2 windows, doorway
and window; all windows are round-arched with voussoirs and keystones, multi-pane
with radiating glazing bars at the head. To left there is a round-arched recessed
doorway with voussoirs and keystone, panelled double doors with fanlight with
radiating glazing bars. Similar double doors in a shallower recess to right. Band
course above and plain frieze with fielded panels. Moulded cill string to the first
floor windows, all 12-pane sashes with round arches and radiating glazing bars,
voussoirs and keystone. Rusticated quoins at first floor level.
The left end is the entrance front; on plinth with the central bay broken forward and
rising to a clock tower with a blind bay to right and left. Ground floor has central
doorway with round arch, first floor has round-arched window opening, both blocked.
At first floor there is a band course across the outer bays and an upper level band
course across the central bay. Frieze above with datestone with date in Roman
numerals: MDCCCXLVIII. Cornice broken forward over the central bay. Rusticated
ashlar clock tower of square plan, with convex circular panel in granite to the
front, surmounted by an open cupola with pilasters and round arch to each side. To
left is a later addition of C19, of 2 storeys, with 4-panelled door with overlight
and 4-pane sash at first floor.
The right end is on plinth with central bay broken forward. Ground floor has central
C20 door with blocked fanlight, round arch with voussoirs and keystone. Round-arched
window to right annd left with voussoirs and keystone. Upper level blind, in rubble
above the band course.
At the rear, there are 3 bays to left with central double doors with fanlight
(blocked) with round arch, voussoirs and keystone. Similar round-arched window to
right and left. To right, there is a C20 external stair leading to a corridor
addition at first floor, with pitched roof in corrugated asbestos. The later C19
addition is to right, with 4-pane sash at ground and first floor at the inner side.
Interior: Not accessible.
TheTown Hall is a prominent building in St Columb Major, one of the few in classical
style; it is an important feature of the town.