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IoE Number: 58841
Location: TOWN HALL, SANKEY STREET (north side)
Photographer: Mr Marcus Osborne
Date Photographed: 12 August 1999
Date listed: 06 December 1949
Date of last amendment: 06 December 2049
Grade I

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SANKEY STREET 1. 5150 (North Side) SJ 6088 1/111 6.12.49. Town Hall SJ 6088 1/112 - Eastern Outbuilding SJ 6088 1/113 6.12.49. Western Outbuilding SJ 6088 1/114 - Lamps on east and - west drives SJ 6()88 1/115 - Entrance gates, piers and lamps. I GV I I II* 1I* 2. Built 1750 by Gibbs, formerly Bank Hall, seat of Patten family. Pevsner opinion "finest house of its date in South Lancashire". Palladian, 3 storeys, rusticated stone facing to red brick, hipped slate roof, brick parapet, stone modillioned cornice. Main front has slight central projection with 4 3/4 Corinthian columns frieze and pediment with coat of arms. 9 sash windows with glazing bars, in moulded architraves, 1st floor having alternate segmental and pointed pediment except 3 centre ones between columns, which are arched. Centre 1st floor double doors up flight of stone steps with iron railings and 4 lamps. Curved flanking walls run from main house to entrances to side courts. Contemporary R W Hs and pipes. Garden front similar but no columns. Interior has 2 stone staircases with iron balustrades and plasterwork. Detached service block at each side, long rectangular plan, similar but not identical in detail; 2 storeys, with 3-storeyed centre finished with a pediment, centre rusticated stone, side wings brick, whole of 13 bays. East and west drives in front have 5 iron standard lamps with round lanterns. Entrance gateway in front has 4 square hollow iron piers of patterned tracery, 6 iron gates of elaborate ornament, all about 20 ft high, with 4 angels on tops of piers, and a round arch over the centre supporting the coat of arms; this entrance was exhibited at London Exhibition of 1862. Nos 76 to 86 (even) Borough Treasurer's Office and Bank House Town Hall with Eastern and Western outbuildings Entrance gates, piers and lamps, lamps on east and west drives form a group with Nos 75, lOlA, l0lB.

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