Cut Benchmark: Town Hall - Congleton, Cheshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 09.773 W 002° 12.650
30U E 552761 N 5890680
Quick Description: A cut benchmark on the town hall located on High Street in Congleton.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/8/2020 11:16:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM1264P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 4

Long Description:
The cut mark is in good condition and can be clearly seen on the wall to the left of the entrance to the town hall on High Street.

'Cut Mark: Congleton, Town Hall
CUT MARK: TH S FACE 9.1M SW ANG (ODN 91.0261m, AGL 0.8m).
Location
Grid reference: SJ 8600 6288.
Landranger 118: Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield.
Explorer 268: Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton.
Structure: Public building.
Waypoint: B10259.'
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"Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It lies on the banks of the River Dane, 21 miles (34 km) south of Manchester and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal.
Congleton became notorious in the 1620s when bear-baiting, as well as cockfighting, were popular sports. The town was unable to attract large crowds to its bear-baiting contests and lacked the money to pay for a new, more aggressive bear. The town used money it had saved to buy a Bible and it replenished the fund with the income from the increased number of spectators. It became legend that Congleton sold its Bible to pay for a new bear. The legend earned Congleton the nickname 'Beartown'." Source: (visit link)

"The current Town Hall was built in 1864 and opened in July 1866. The impressive building was designed by Edward William Godwin and is based on his design of Northampton Town Hall. The Victorian Gothic building was built to impress and to reflect Congleton’s status. It has an imposing stone staircase and a court room on the first floor. On the ground floor there was a large hall for a variety of functions. The building still impresses people today! It embodies Italian and French Gothic design influences and the inside is equally dramatic with large two-storey Main Hall with exposed hammer beams, minstrels gallery and mansard ceilings." Source: (visit link)
The building is grade 2* listed: (visit link)
Type of Trigpoint: Cut Bench Mark

Condition: Good

Number on Flush Bracket: N/A

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