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Walthamstow in 50 Buildings

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Town Halls

Series: Britain's Heritage

Publication Date15th November 2022

Book FormatPaperback

pages64

Illustrations80

Height234

Width165

This book traces Town Halls historical development from their early beginnings to the present day, at a time when many are being repurposed as they became redundant, while others have opened themselves up for more secular use.
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ISBN
9781445688107

Bastions of civic architecture, town halls are a prominent part of the urban landscape of towns and cities throughout Britain.


They are part of a long tradition dating back to sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when the town hall began to embody power and authority within local society and politics. Their design and decoration are a fascinating reflection of these centres of power, and architecturally they reflect the periods in which they were built, from the classical revival and Gothic styles of the nineteenth century to the art deco of the 1930s, and the modernist buildings of the mid- to later twentieth century. This book traces their historical development from their early beginnings to the present day, at a time when many are being repurposed as they become redundant, while others have opened themselves up for more secular use.


This book is part of the Britain’s Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain’s past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with town halls in all their variety.

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