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© Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS

IoE Number: 359717
Photographer: Ms Pamela Jackson LRPS
Date Photographed: 13 September 2006
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade I

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SJ 3490 NW WATER STREETSJ 3490 SW(north side)L248/1334Town Hall

SJ 3490 NW WATER STREET SJ 3490 SW (north side) L2 48/1334 Town Hall 52/1334 (formerly listed under Castle 28.6.52. Street) G.V. I 1749-54. John Wood the elder of Bath. Additions and reconstruction 1789-97. James Wyatt and John Foster. The dome added 1802, south portico 1811, interior completed circa 1820. Stone with slate roof and lead dome. 2 storeys, 9 bays and 12-bay returns. Basement of rock faced rustication. Ground floor rusticated with round-headed windows in recessed reveals. All windows are sashed with glazing bars. 3-bay centre loggia with round-arched entrances, windows in returns with wrought iron screens. Recessed door with fanlight and 3-panel doors with large ornamental knockers. 1st floor has Corinthian pilastrade with unfluted pilasters, central hexastyle portico with unfluted Corinthian columns. Windows are round-headed on angle pilasters with rectangular panels over, carved with swags and wreaths. Carved panels between capitals of pilastrade. Entablature and balustrade. High Street facade: 1st 9 bays form symmetrical composition round 3-bay centre with applied hexastyle portico. Central door with iron overthrown and lamp. Last 3 bays have 1st floor niches with blind bull's eyes over. Pilastrade has coupled pilasters. Tall panelled parapet over entablature. Exchange Flags facade of 5 bays has projecting 3-bay centre with 1st floor open loggia of coupled columns. Centre windows with architraves and pediments, bull's eyes over. Side windows are tripartite, with colonnettes and responds, carved panels over. Loggia surmounted by statues taken from the Irish Houses of Parliament at Dublin. Tall parapet over entablature. Exchange Street West facade similar to High Street facade. Central dome on drum with large recessed small paned windows behind colonnade with 4 projecting aedicules. Balustrade with 4 clocks flanked by lions and unicorns. Dome surmounted by figure of Britannia. Iron area railings with lampstands. Interior: see Pevsner "South Lancashire". One of the finest surviving C18 town halls.

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