Warrington Town Hall,WBC,dusk,Sankey street,Warrington, Cheshire,England,UK, WA1
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:6720 x 4480 px | 56.9 x 37.9 cm | 22.4 x 14.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:5 December 2019
Location:Warrington Borough Council, Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK, WA1 1UH.
Warrington Town Hall, on the north side of Sankey Street, was designed and built in 1750 by James Gibbs as an elegant Georgian mansion, known as Bank Hall. It was a home for local merchant Thomas Patten and his family. As more traffic started to use Sankey Street, the Patten family built a high brick wall in front of the building to give them privacy. But when the council bought Bank Hall in 1870 and turned it into Warrington’s new town hall, local people started to complain that they were paying rates which helped to look after the building – but they couldn’t even see it! So Frederick Monks, one of the town’s earliest councillors, came up with an idea. As a local ironmaster, he could give the town hall a fitting entrance.