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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: 1290051

Location

TOWN HALL, MARYGATE

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthumberlandUnitary AuthorityBerwick-upon-Tweed

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 237394

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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

1. 840 MARYGATE Town Hall NT 9952 11/109 1.8.52. I 2. 1754-1760. Architects S and J Worrell who supplied plans, 2 elevations and 1 section for a fee of £31.10.0. Pattison and Dodds carried out the work. Forms fine focal point for the East end of Marygate, standing commandingly in the middle of the roadway facing West along the main shopping street. West end has impressive giant Tuscan portico up a high flight of steps (4 columns), and frieze stating that the building was finished in 1754, restored 1857-8. Entrance doorway under the portico is inscribed "Joseph Dods. archt." Surmounted by belfry 150 feet high, similar to Gibbs' St Martin in the Fields. East end facing Church Street/ Hide Hill corner has round arches on Tuscan columns, open and with paved butter market underneath on ground floor. South facade has 4 open arches and 10 arches now closed and occupied by shops. 1st floor contains good Georgian assembly room, with Venetian windows. Top floor has barred windows and housed the town gaol, now used as museum of gaol relics.

Listing NGR: NT9991452901

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National Grid Reference: NT 99914 52901

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