Todmorden Town Hall

Culture & Heritage, Family, Historic Sites & Trails, Meeting & Conference : Todmorden

Todmorden Town Hall
Todmorden Town Hall is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building. Visit take a tour, attend an open day or hire the space and be amazed by the architecture.

The Grade 1 listed building is home to:
• An impressive ballroom
• Magistrate’s Court, now Todmorden Town Council Chamber
• Grand staircase
• Heritage Centre

For a look inside please follow the hyperlink to the GillGraphics website below.
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Call 01706 813597 or visit www.gillgraphics.co.ukportfolio_htmltourstod_town_hall.php
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Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on 1 January 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 left hand one represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the right hand one Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border.

Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the many varied events in the Town Hall for over 140 years.

Todmorden Town Hall is the People’s People. It was gifted to the people of Todmorden by the Fielden family on 6 August 1891. Please do get in touch to share your memories, explore and to ask questions.

All rooms at Todmorden Town Hall are licensed for civil ceremonies. All enquiries welcome and individual needs can be discussed and you are welcome on a pre-visit to see the magnificent hall so you can decide if it is the right place for you. There is no obligation to hire Todmorden Town Hall - we're happy for you to come and look around. Get in touch to confirm what date you'd like to look around, or to arrange a day.

The building has many stories to tell and is home to a Heritage Centre. Guided ‘Teas and Tours’ are available for groups with fully trained volunteer tour guides. Tours cost £4.50 per person, with a minimum group charge of £45.00. All tours include tea, coffee and biscuits.

Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm opposite the iconic pediment. There is no need to book a tour: you can just turn up. Please note that these tours last just one hour and are less comprehensive than the tea and a tours.

For individuals and couples who would like to enjoy a more thorough tour there are also Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall available. These include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including Caretaker’s Flat, bathroom in the attic and cellar. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall are charged at £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. To book your place on a Total Tour please see: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/TodmordenTownHall

"Todmorden: Portraits of a Town" is a selection of photographic portraits by Andy Wade. Andy’s images capture the community spirit of the people of Todmorden, featuring local people who shape the identity of Todmorden today. This exhibiiton is open to the public when Todmorden Town Hall is open for community events and runs until the end of March 2018.

If you would like to become a volunteer at Todmorden Town Hall or to book a tour please contact Daniel Jessop, Volunteer & Events Co-ordinator: Telephone: 01706 548105 Mobile: 07912 891370 Email: daniel.jessop@calderdale.gov.uk

Todmorden Town Hall sits in the centre of Todmorden and all day parking is available in Bramsche Square, Todmorden, OL14 5AG. Parking charges are in force from 8am to 6pm and the cost is 60p per hour.

Todmorden Town Hall is wheelchair accessible throughout. There are accessible toilets and an escalator to the ballroom. To discuss any access requirements please contact Daniel Jessop, Volunteer and Events Co-ordinator, daniel.jessop@calderdale.gov.uk 01706 548105, 07912 891370

Thank you to GillGraphics for the virtual tours and Andy Wade Photography for the images.







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Short Description Todmorden Town Hall is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building. Visit take a tour, attend an open day or hire the space and be amazed by the architecture. The Grade 1 listed building is home to: • An impressive ballroom • Magistrate’s Court, now Todmorden Town Council Chamber • Grand staircase • Heritage Centre For a look inside please follow the hyperlink to the GillGraphics website below.
Type Culture & Heritage, Family, Historic Sites & Trails, Meeting & Conference
Location Todmorden
Address Bridge Street, Todmorden, OL14 5AQ
Phone Number 01706 813597
Web Address www.gillgraphics.co.uk/portfolio_html/tours/tod_town_hall.php
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Todmorden Town Hall

Bridge Street

Todmorden

OL14 5AQ

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