In 1873, the building was under the ownership of Colonel Wilson Patten, later Lord Winmarleigh, he sold the building to Warrington Borough Council and the building then became the new Town Hall.
Certain unique features about the hall are indicative of the trade which provided the wealth of its builder, for the whole house is built on a foundation made of moulded blocks of copper slag from the copper smelting works at Bank Quay.
The window frames of the hall appear to be made of wood but in fact they are made of a combination of copper and iron and painted white.
I took the photograph on a fine warm Sunday afternoon during a visit to the town.
Photograph taken 19 July 2015.