List grade: 1
List number: 1232158
Tyne & Wear HER: 8372
Grid ref: NZ3606467139

Old Town Hall, South Shields


The Old Town Hall in South Shields was built in 1768 by the Dean and Chapter of Durham as the centrepiece of the new Market Place (c.1767) and is located at the end of King Street. It was built as a place for holding Manorial Courts and as offices for officials of the Dean and Chapter. The building and rights to the market tolls were sold to the corporation in 1855 (Source: Sitelines). A much larger replacement town hall was completed in 1910. The Old Town Hall was restored in 1977 and the building is Grade 1 Listed.

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Old Town Hall, Market Place, South Shields

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025901:Market Place South Shields Auty c.1890

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071358:Market Place South Shields unknown c.1910

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Market Place and Old Town Hall, South Shields

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Tyne and Wear HER(8372): South Shields, Market Place, Old Town Hall
- "1768. Built by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in the centre of the new Market Place they had laid out circa 1767. Ashlar with pyramidal slate roof. Two storeys ...

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A busy lunchtime in King Street, South Shields

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Market Place and St. Hilda's Church, South Shields
- "Posted from South Shields to Keighley on 27th August 1904". Postcard from 'Pictures of Gateshead and the Surrounding Area' by Andy Williamson. The images may be used for non-commercial purposes ...

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Local Landmark: The Old Town Hall and Market Place
- Article March 5, 2012 By Maureen. Interesting article, a short exert: "....The town obtained possession of the Old Town Hall on 2nd April 1855 and it was then adapted for ...

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