ARCHITECTURE: Merits of County Hall

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A recent letter from Susan Starkie pointed out the architectural merits of the County Hall building at Morpeth, which is only 30 years old, (News Post Leader, January 5).

It is mentioned in the Pevsner Architectural Guide for Northumberland, which volume is part of a series of books under the title of The Buildings of England.

It is my view that the proposed new building at Ashington is a rectangular block with no character whatsoever, whereas the current County Hall presents a very pleasing sight when viewed from all angles.

What has not been aired during discussions and consultations is the architectural merits of County Hall.

It is worth preserving and should not be demolished.

R Macdonald

Stakeford