TOWN HALL - Barrow - List Entry

  • Description

    "Town hall. 1882-87. By WH Lynn of Belfast. Contractors Short and Devlin of Glasgow. Snecked red sandstone with ashlar dressings, graduated slate roofs. 3 storeys and attic with 6-stage tower; 1:1:5:2:4:1:1 bays in near symmetrical composition....Queen's Hall above has 3-bay arcading to each side with quatrefoil piers and moulded arches; pointed-arched and coffered ceiling. Canted bay window with stained-glass panels dedicated to members of the Cavendish family; lower panels have Borough Arms and depict the industrial scene; to each side are panels showing Furness Abbey and arms of local families. Bust of Queen Victoria by Andreoni of Rome presented by James Ramsden 1887; marble statue of Labour (man with sledgehammer) by FM Miller 1866...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 9 months ago
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