Ashton Town Hall

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Ashton Town Hall
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Ashton Town Hall
Ashton Town Hall is located in Greater Manchester
Ashton Town Hall
Shown in Greater Manchester
General information
LocationAshton-under-Lyne
Coordinates53°29′24″N 2°05′34″W / 53.48992°N 2.09265°W / 53.48992; -2.09265
Completed1840
Website
www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/

Ashton Town Hall is a public building in Ashton-under-Lyne.

History[edit]

The earliest parts of Ashton Town Hall, which was the first purpose-built town hall in what is now Tameside, date to 1840 when it was opened. It has classical features such as the Corinthian columns on the entrance facade. Enlarged in 1878, the hall provides areas for administrative purposes and public functions.[1] It is a Grade II listed building.[2][3] After the Ashton-under-Lyne municipal borough was abolished in 1974, the town hall was no longer required and became the home of the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. The museum exhibits relics related to the Manchester Regiment including five Victoria Crosses awarded to its members.[4] The museum closed in 2016 and will remain closed while the town hall is being redeveloped.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke and Nevell (1996), pp. 118–119.
  2. ^ Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall, Images of England, retrieved 18 September 2008
  3. ^ "Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ Museum of the Manchester Regiment, culture24.org.uk, retrieved 4 September 2008
  5. ^ "Museum of the Manchester Regiment". Tameside Council. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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