Sheffield Town Hall – Old world English Charm

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Situated in the city of Sheffield England the Sheffield Town hall is a beautifully designed building occupied by the city council. It was designed by the renowned architect E W Mountford and built over a seven year period from 1890 to 1897. The design has similar characteristics to the adjoining St Pauls Church that has been now demolished. There are carving by F W Pomeroy on the Stoke stones from the stoke hall in Derbyshire. The building has a 64 meter high clock tower surmounted by a statue of Vulcana and expensive embellishments for which it was criticized during construction.


The main entrance hall has a grand marble staircase and a beautiful chandelier belonging to the early design of the building. A statue of the Lord Mayor Henry Fitzalan Howard sits on the first landing. A gallery that could be divided in to four sections is located on the first floor and runs the whole length of it. The first floor also houses a council room and the antechamber.
Although there were extensions planned in the 1930, the World War II put these on hold. Instead the adjacent land was later converted in to a public garden. Although this was named the St Paul’s Garden, it was more popularly known as the Peace Gardens. By the 90’s however the garden saw too many drunkards leading it to be restructured to include water features and more family friendly areas.
If you are in the town of Sheffield or planning your stay in England the Sheffield peace gardens and town hall would prove to be a worthwhile sightseeing experience for the whole family. There are many hotels in the area that provide casual accommodation to travellers. However if you are on the lookout for 4 star UK hotelsthat provide five star luxuries at an affordable price, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK is the perfect choice to make. These hotels provide impeccable service standards known to Millennium hotels worldwide, and offer a home away from home experience within their elegantly decorated accommodation. Be on the lookout for UK hotel specials throughout the year to plan an affordable yet comfortable journey to this amazing country.

 

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry. Google+

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