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Parramatta Town Hall
Parramatta Town Hall 2015.jpg
The Town Hall, pictured in 2015
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General information
Status Complete
Type Local government town hall
Architectural style Victorian Free Classical
Location 182 Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Country Australia
Construction started 1881
Opened 1883 (1883)
Renovated 1913
Cost 2,300
Owner City of Parramatta Council
Technical details
Floor count 2
Design and construction
Architect G. A. Mansfield
Main contractor Herbert Coates (Hart & Lavors)
Other information
Seating capacity 300 (theatre style) / 200 (dinner)
Number of rooms 4
Official name Town Hall, 182 Church St, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Type Historic
Designated 21 March 1978
Part of Defunct register
Reference no. 3086
Invalid designation
Official name Town Hall and Potential Archaeological Site; Parramatta Town Hall and Potential Archaeological Site
Type Built
Criteria a., c., f., g.
Designated 20 August 1999
Reference no. Local register
Group/collection Community Facilities
Category Town Hall

The Parramatta Town Hall is a heritage-listed town hall located in the Greater Western Sydney suburb of Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Designed by Messrs Blackmann and Parkes in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style, the town hall was completed in 1883 at a cost of 2,300 to serve as the town hall and municipal chamber for the Borough of Parramatta.

History

Established by passage of the Parramatta Town Hall Act of 1878 (NSW) and given assent on 4 February 1879, the Town Hall is listed on the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate and as a local government listing on the New South Wales Heritage Database. The Town Hall was officially opened on 30 August 1873.

Design

The walls are of stuccoed brickwork; with stucco moulding includes bracketed pediment-labelled moulds to upper windows; upper parapet to match balustrade on first floor balcony; broken segmental pediments rising from upper parapet over the entrance bay. In addition to the main hall that holds up to 300 people, the town hall has four additional rooms: the Jubilee Hall (accommodates up to 100 people), Charles Byrnes Room (accommodates up to 40 people), two meeting rooms (accommodating 30 and ten people respectively).

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