Town Hall - Todmorden, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 42.822 W 002° 05.851
30U E 559561 N 5952046
Quick Description: When built the town hall straddled the border of the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. The carved frieze represents the different natures of the two counties.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/2/2017 7:44:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMTR85
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people.

Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border." link
Todmoden Town Hall Corner of Halifax Road and Rochdale Road Todmorden West Yorkshire OL14 5AQ United Kingdom

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