Shire Hall, Newport

Shire Hall
Newport Shire Hall.jpeg
Shire Hall, Newport
Location Newport
Coordinates 51°35′26″N 3°00′02″W  /  51.590488°N 3.000586°W  / 51.590488; -3.000586 Coordinates: 51°35′26″N3°00′02″W / 51.590488°N 3.000586°W / 51.590488; -3.000586
Built 1902
Architect William Tanner
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 9 October 1998
Reference no. 20528
Location of Shire Hall in Newport

The Shire Hall (Welsh: Neuadd y Sir, Casnewydd) is a municipal building in Newport, south Wales. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

History [ edit ]

Following the implementation of the Local Government Act 1888, which established county councils in every county, it became necessary to establish a permanent meeting place for the old Monmouthshire County Council.[1] The building, which was designed by William Tanner, county architect, was completed in 1902.[1] The top storey to the Shire Hall and the adjoining Queen's Chambers were added in 1913.[1] The County Council continued to meet at the Shire Hall until the County Council was wound up in 1974.[2] It continued to be used as local government headquarters until 1978 and was subsequently converted into offices. It has been described by conservationists Cadw as an impressively-designed Edwardian civic building.[3]

In 2013 Newport City Council approved the change of use of Shire Hall into 19 self-contained flats.[4] There had previously been plans by SK Design Ltd to convert the hall into 20 flats that didn't come to fruition. The hall was then sold to Secret Millionaire Jahan Abedi.[5] The four-storey building will now be converted into 11 one-bedroom apartments and seven two-bedroom flats with a reception area and a bicycle storage area.[5]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d Cadw. "Shire Hall, Newport (20528)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Monmouthshire County Council Records". Archives Hub. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Shire Hall including Queen's chambers Pentonville". Coflein. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  4. ^ Change of use of Shire Hall, Pentonville, Newport to 19 self contained flatsArchived 2015-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b "Newport's Shire Hall set to become apartments". South Wales Argus. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
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