The Burton Municipal Borough Council was formed in 1878 and initially used the old Town Hall which stood in the Market Place. This building was however, unserviceable and was demolished in 1883.
In 1891, Lord Burton offered the Saint Paul’s Institute and the Liberal Club buildings to the Borough as a much needed Town Hall. Originally, it was the simply the Saint Paul’s Institute and Liberal Club buildings combined. Following this, the Civic Offices were added, as well as King Edward Place which also includes a statue of Lord Burton.
The conveyance was completed in 1892, and the Liberal Club rooms were converted into municipal offices, the council chamber occupying a room on the first floor at the top of the staircase. The large hall and other rooms of St. Paul’s Institute continued to be used for public meetings and entertainments. In 1894 Lord Burton paid for an eastwards extension over a bowling green, providing additional offices and on the first floor a new council chamber.
As the Town Hall became too small for an ever growing town, the adjacent four-story Municipal Buildings were built.
Burton Town Hall, now over a hundred years old, still remains in King Edward Place.
Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB
01283 508 547
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
The M1, M6 and M42 motorways are easily accessible via the A38 and A50. Please see the map above for detailed driving directions. Limited parking is available at the Town Hall, however, there is street parking nearby.
Burton has one railway station which is located a 2 minute walk from the Town Hall. It offers frequent direct services to Birmingham New Street and Derby stations.
Burton, Uttoxeter and the district's main villages are served by several bus companies who provide a range of services. We would advise that route and timetable information be obtained before travelling and this is available from the Regional Travel Line on 0870 6082608.