Liverpool Town Hall, Photos, Architect, Castle Street, Location, Date, Images
Liverpool Town Hall Building
Traditional Merseyside Architecture – design by John Wood of Bath, England, UK
20 Oct 2007
Liverpool Town Hall Building Photos
Location: Castle St, central Liverpool
Date built: 1754
Design: John Wood of Bath, Architect
Address: High St, Liverpool L2 3SW, UK
Phone: +44 151 233 3020
Grade I listed building
The historic building is described in the National Heritage List for England as “one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls”. The authors of the Buildings of England series refer to its “magnificent scale”, and consider it to be “probably the grandest …suite of civic rooms in the country”, and “an outstanding and complete example of late Georgian decoration”.
It is not an administrative building but a civic suite, Lord Mayor’s parlour and Council chamber; local government administration is centred at the nearby Municipal Buildings. The town hall was built between 1749 and 1754 to a design by John Wood the Elder replacing an earlier town hall nearby.
An extension to the north designed by James Wyatt was added in 1785. Following a fire in 1795 the hall was largely rebuilt and a dome designed by Wyatt was built. Minor alterations have subsequently been made. The streets surrounding its site have altered since its initiation, notably when viewed from Castle Street, the south-side, it appears as off-centre.
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