Town Hall

Venue Type & Location

Town Hall

Site Name: Town Hall
Location: Grimsby
County: Lincolnshire
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


The 14th c. timber-framed town hall, with an open ground floor and hall on the upper storey, stood in the SE end of the marketplace. 'The walls were partly of mud tempered with sand and plaster, and partly of brick from Beverley and the roof was of tiles, also brought from Beverley by boat (Gillett, History of Grimsby 2).

Performance History

As the seat of civic government and the centre for festive occasions, Grimsby's town hall was probably the venue for most performances by touring entertainers before the mayor and city officials in the 15th and 16th c.

Current Status

Long demolished.

History of the Venue

by 1286 First common hall built in the market place.

1395 New town hall and gaol built on the same site.

1780 Demolished. A new town hall and gaol were built on the same site.

1860--3 A new Italianate town hall was built on a different site in the new town hall square.

1868 Georgian town hall demolished.

Record Source

REED Lincolnshire 1.79--88

Bibliographic Sources

  • Allen, Thomas. The History of the County of Lincoln, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. London & Lincoln: John Saunders, Junior, 1834.
  • Davies, Rev. M. The History of Grimsby from Early Times to the Present Day. Grimsby: Burnetts (Grimsby) Ltd., 1942.
  • Gillett, Edward. A History of Grimsby. London, New York and Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970.
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, and John Harris. Lincolnshire. 1964. The Buildings of England. London: Penguin Books, 1998.
  • Rigby, S. H. Medieval Grimsby: Growth and Decline. Hull: University of Hull Press, 1993.
  • Shaw, George. Old Grimsby. Grimsby and London: George Shaw; William Andrews & Co., 1897.