Lancaster City Town Hall, Lancashire
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Based in Dalton Square, Lancaster Town Hall was officially opened on the 27th December 1909, by Lord Ashton.

Lancaster City Town Hall, Lancashire

Lancaster City Town Hall, Lancashire

Waring and Gillows were the main contractors for the stone work, furniture and wood carvings. The stone carving over the front steps was undertaken by F.W. Pomfrey and the stain glass windows were made by local firm Shrigley and Hunt.

The Town Hall is a Grade II* listed building and was opened in 1909.

  • The clock is by Gillet & Johnson of Croydon and dated 1909.
  • It was converted to electricity in 1976 but was originally wound manually –every 48 hours.
  • The clock chimes the Westminster quarters on the four quarter bells.
  • The clock has a night cut out for the chimes but still strikes on the hour through the night.
  • The hour bell weighs nearly three tons.
  • The clock faces are 10 foot in diameter and minute hands are approximately 5 foot long.

The clock mechanism was fully restored in January 2000.

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