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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOWN HALL

List entry Number: 1157140

Location

TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityAlnwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Aug-1977

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235768

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

MARKET PLACE 1. 5330 (West Side) Town Hall (formerly listed under Fenkle Street) NU 1813 SE 1/50 20.2.52. I GV 2. 1731; clock tower by Mr Bell 1767 and corner spires of tower by Mr George Hastings 1771. Two storeys and 5 bays. Ashlar with rusticated quoins. Band course to high parapet. Steps to boxed porch on 1st floor to right. Hipped slate roof with clock tower behind ridge. Larger glazing bar sash windows on 1st floor with moulded architraves. Small glazing bar sash windows on ground floor. C20 shop front with recessed doorway to left. Boldly rusticated central archway to throughpassage. Memorial tablet over central 1st floor window reads: "This Town House of the Burgesses of Alnwick rebuilt in the year of Our Lord 1731 by Edward Grey, Richard Grieve, William Forster, Robert Claxton: Chamberlains." To the left is a lead rainwater pipe head with fluted cap, the box has a St Michael and Dragon on 3 faces and also the names Stother, Forster, Gibson, Hardy and the date 1790 (possibly for roof repairs), The Fenkle Street front breaks forward slightly to the tower bay of 3 stages; a band course above each stage and an open pediment and parapet above to each side; it is capped by a small pointed cupola with a weathervane and corner pinnacles. A clock on each face with louvred openings below (original clock removed to Pottergate Tower qv 1772). A round headed window at the top of the 3rd stage and a smaller one at the base of the 2nd stage with raised surrounds, Boldly rusticated throughpassage archway at the base. Two glazing bar sash windows on each side of the tower with moulded architraves; doorway to right with raised surround; similar doorway to left now a window.

Listing NGR: NU1861113308

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National Grid Reference: NU 18607 13314

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