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Launceston Town Hall
Launceston Town Hall

The paintings in the Town Council's collection are hung in The Town Hall in Launceston, a fine Victorian building dating from 1881. In the main, the paintings commemorate former Mayors of Launceston and other local dignitaries. Two paintings of particular note are a copy of van Dyck's equestian portrait of Charles I, which hangs in the Guildhall, and a portrait of the second Duke of Northumberland by Thomas Lawrence, which hangs in the Town Hall. The Duke was a generous benefactor to the town, when it was run as a 'pocket borough' in the nineteenth century. The painting of Launceston Castle by William Maurice Colwill is on display in the Market Arcade.

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Launceston Town Hall

Western Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7AR England

admin@launceston-tc.gov.uk

01566 773693

http://www.launceston-tc.gov.uk/

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  • 16 January 2021

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