Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Chester Town Hall - gothic splendour

Just completing a programme of survey and assessment of Chester Town Hall for CWaCC, the splendid Grade II* building designed by William Henry Lynn and completed in 1869 in accordance with Ruskin's philosophy on 'Gothic' architecture.   Letters from the architect provide a fascinating insight into the client / architect relationship and reveal how, despite the intervening 150 years, his comments are as fresh as if he wrote them yesterday. A very enjoyable experience to get sucked into the detail of this building and discover its intricacies.

The Grand Staircase Hall with stained glass windows by Heaton Butler and Bayne


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