Former Town Hall – Heritage Building Profile

This former Town Hall in Tweedy Road was built in 1906 by R Frank Atkinson in a neo-Wren style. The hipped slate roof has a central cupola constructed in timber, set above a fine entrance porch.

slate roofed, brick with stone pointing, 2-storey with round columned porch

Neo-gothic style to recall Wren’s buildings.

The building was officially opened by Mayor Alderman R W Jones JP on 25 September 1907, the building cost £35,000 including furnishings.

bandsmen marching past town hall

1941 Weapons Week outside the Town Hall on Tweedy Road

black dressed people at town hall portico

At the rear of the building is the barrel vaulted first Magistrates Court, with two cells underneath; when this proved insufficient for the growing town, they built the 1937 C. Cowes Voysey Magistrates Court on south street (now Community House).

This building has been sold by the council (freehold), and CastleForge converted the building to make it into rentable office space:

Archive: Proposals for Old Town Hall, from the new owners

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