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Second  Town Hall, Longton

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 Longton Town Hall was rebuilt in 1863 (designed by Burrill) in Times Square, a short distance from the original building .


Entry in N. Pevsner's 'The Buildings of England':

"Here is urban pride and a sense of civic dignity! The town hall faces the railway....

TOWN HALL, Times Square. Times Square was first laid out in 1789. The first town hall was built here in 1844. The present building is of 1863 by Burrill. Ashlar, of thirteen bays, classical in style. The centre has a three-bay porte-cochère and giant upper Ionic columns carrying a pediment. Pediments also over the angle bays. The less stressed parts have only blank windows on the main floor. The s extension is of 1912-12 by J. H. Beckett. The MARKET HALL is behind. 



postcard of Longton Town Hall c.1930's
postcard of Longton Town Hall c.1930's

In 1985  the local council wanted to demolish this building.
however after much public outcry it has
survived and now carries a grade 2 listing


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