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Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall

The Town Council oversaw major refurbishment works in 2010 and the building was Highly Commended in the 2012 RICS Building Conservation South West Awards. The buildings are Grade II Listed and it is believed they were built between 1881 and 1887.

For a PDF leaflet about the hall and its history please click here

Detailed Description

The external elevations are constructed in slatestone rubble walls with granite stone dressings.  There is a central tower with crenellated parapet and bracketed cornice detail.  The tower contains clock workings, niche piper and has a weather vane. The main elevations are of moxed gothic revival style with symmetrical arched windows and doors.  The roofs are pitched and are covered with dry slate.  The rainwater installations are cast iron.  The windows are timber single glazed and there are large areas of ornate leaded and stained glass windows.  To the rear is a modern glazed entrance lobby joining the Guildhall and Town Hall. The interior includes highly ornate and embellished exposed trusses and corbels, timber mouldings, cornices and fireplaces.

Please also see our Venue for Hire page for information about hiring the Town Hall, Guildhall or Meeting Rooms.

Updated November 2015