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Ilkeston Town Hall in the Market Place, Ilkeston, Derbyshire is a Grade II listed building.[2]

Ilkeston Town Hall
Town Hall Ilkeston.jpg
Town Hall, Market Place, Ilkeston
Ilkeston Town Hall is located in Derbyshire
Ilkeston Town Hall
General information
StatusComplete
TypeTown Hall
Architectural styleItalianate
AddressMarket Place, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
CountryEngland
Coordinates52°58′15″N 1°18′35″W / 52.970921°N 1.309636°W / 52.970921; -1.309636Coordinates: 52°58′15″N 1°18′35″W / 52.970921°N 1.309636°W / 52.970921; -1.309636
Construction started1866[1]
Completed1868
OwnerErewash Borough Council
Design and construction
ArchitectRichard Charles Sutton

HistoryEdit

The Town Hall was built between 1866[3] and 1868 by Richard Charles Sutton of Nottingham in the Italianate style for the Ilkeston Local Board of Health. The foundation stone was laid on 27 September 1866.[1]

In 1887 following the grant of a Royal Charter, Ilkeston Town Hall became the headquarters of Ilkeston Corporation. Council meetings were held in what is now the Mayor's Parlour, with what is now the Council Chamber being used as a ballroom and function room.

In 1892, during a concert by the Ilkeston and District Harmonic Society, heat from the newly installed lighting caused timbers in the roof to catch fire. The fire was quickly extinguished.[4]

In 1924 another fire was successfully extinguished before much damage was done.[5]

Since 1974 it has been one of two headquarters of Erewash Borough Council, the other being in Long Eaton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nottinghamshire Guardian - Friday 5 October 1866
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1280610)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ History of Ilkeston Pg 239 published 1889 ISBN 1897834012
  4. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph and the Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 1 March 1892
  5. ^ Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 4 November 1924