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Council House - architectural detail of pediment sculptures - depicting 'Justice' and 'Agriculture'

The idea of a new complex to replace The Exchange which stood on the eastern side of the Market Square was approved by the Council on 1st. December 1924 and the contract was let in May 1925. The initial estimate, for the cost of the new building work, was £429.295 plus furniture at a cost of £35,000, but the actual cost was £600,293 and thirty three pence including a processional way, a statue of …