Building Name

Temperance Hall, Henry Street, Bury

Henry Street
GMCA, England
New Build

A NEW TEMPERANCE HALL FOR BURY - The teetotallers have begun to build a new temperance hall in Henry-street, Bury. The height of the building in front will be 35 feet. It will be about 35 feet wide and 84 feet long. It will be two stories high and the frontage in Henry-street will be of seconds bricks with stock brick dressings and Burnley stone cornices, sills etc. In the upper story in the front will be twelve windows, while on the lower floor there will be a window each side of the main entrance. On the ground floor, there will be a room 33 feet square, suitable for AGood Templars@ to meet in, and in it there will be a horse-shoe shaped gallery. It will be fitted up with all furniture necessary for conducting meetings. Behind this large room there will be a room 33 feet wide by 17 feet long, which it is intended to lt off for the use of Oddfellows or others as a club-room. On the first floor, there will be a large assembly room, 33 feet wide by 65 feet in length, having in it a platform at one end and a gallery at the other. The height of the room will be 22 feet. Under the platform will be a room for the preparation of tea, and at the back there will be three retiring rooms. The inside will be finished plain, the timber fittings being simply varnished; the walls will be coloured and finished with stencilled ornament. It will be erected from plans prepared by Messrs Maxwell and Tuke, architects. The contracts for the different portions of the work have been entered into as follows: brickwork, Mr Samuel Smith; joinery, Charles Green; plumbing T Caton; stonework, James Hill; slating, John Kay; and plastering, Messrs Lomax and Son. The entire cost for the erection of the building will be £1,600. [Builder 7 June 1873 Page 450]

Reference    Builder 7 June 1873 Page 450
Reference    Building News 23 May 1873 Page 605
Reference    BT Barton. “History of Bury” 1874