The Town Hall was built by former mayor of Tiverton Samuel Garth on the site of the demolished medieval Guildhall, which in turn was built on the sit of the old St Thomas's Chapel. The building was designed in the Renaissance style by Bristolian Henry Lloyd, who also designed Bristol Joint Station and Exeter St David’s railway station. The Town Hall's design comprises an asymmetrical main frontage on the corner of St Andrew Street and Angel Hill. In 1974 the local seat of government moved from the Town Hall to The Great House in St Peter Street.
Tiverton Town Hall
Built in 1864, Tiverton Town Hall is now a Grade II listed building and home to Tiverton's Citizens Advice Bureau and is used for Tiverton Town Council meetings. A comprehensive refurbishment project was undertaken by Jonathan Rhind Architects which was completed at the end of December 2006.
There are many important works of art on display in the Town Hall including 3rd Viscount Palmerston (later to become Prime Minister) by William Thomas Roden. In the Mayoralty Room is a portrtait of local industrialist Sir John Heathcoat who was responsible for the prosperity of Tiverton by establishing up Heathcoat Lace Factory. Other portraits include King George I by Godfrey Kneller and KIng George III by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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