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Rochdale Town Hall

 

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  • Rochdale Town Hall, 1890
  • Rochdale Town Hall, aerial

Other Information

  • Rochdale Town Hall was originally completed in 1871 at a cost of 160,000 following a competition that was won by William Henry Crossland.
  • When first completed it had a 73 metre tall wooden spire. The spire burnt down during a fire on April 10th 1883 but a new one was erected just in time for the Victorian Golden Jubilee.
  • A new, shorter spire designed by Alfred Waterhouse replaced the destroyed one.
  • The building was said to be so admired by Adolf Hitler that he once declared once Germany had won World War 2 he would have it shipped off to Germany brick by brick and re-erected there where it could be better admired.

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Architect
Alfred Waterhouse
William Henry Crossland

Reference Data

Reference No.
1679
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
04-04-2011
 

Building Location

Address
The Esplanade, Rochdale. OL16 1AB
Council
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
County
Greater Manchester
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1864
Construction start date
1866
Completion date
1890
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
57.90

Market Data

Primary Use
Office


Construction Cost
£160,000.00
Budget Date
1890

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