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Wakefield Town Hall

 

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  • Wakefield Town Hall was designed by T.W Collcutt, the architect of Bloomsbury Square in London.
  • The building was constructed in an attempt to rival Leeds and Bradford as the principle government centre of West Yorkshire. There had already been disappointment at losing the Assizes Court to Leeds after there was no suitable building in Wakefield.
  • It is built out of Spinkwell Stone, whilst the lack of detailing, unusual for a Gothic Revival building of the ere, reflects the relative paupacity of Wakefield compared to the likes of Sheffield.
  • The Town Hall contained facilities ranging from the local court to the firestation. Carvings of a fireman's helmet are still visible where it was situated.

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Architect
T.W. Collcutt
Developer
Wakefield Borough Council
Main Contractor
William Holdsworth of Bradford

Reference Data

Reference No.
5206
First Uploaded
15-04-2007
Last Editorial Date
27-01-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Wood Street, Wakefield. WF1 2HQ
Council
Wakefield City Council
County
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire and Humber
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1877
Completion date
1880
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
59.13

Total Floors (O.G)
7

Market Data

Primary Use
Government
Secondary Use
Clock Tower


Construction Cost
£47,150.00
Budget Date
1880
Last Sale Value
£650.00
Sale Date
1854

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