History of the Guildhall
As the town continued to grow the Town Hall again became too small and another competition was held. This time for an extension. Two designs were chosen. The exterior was to be done by Matthew Holding and the interior was to be done by A. W. Jeffrey.
Holding's continuation keeps the style of the original, while converting the original rather square facade into an inspired asymmetrical design- a splendid example of richly decorated Victorian Gothic architecture.