Extract from "Devonshire" by J. S Curtis - published in 1896:
"The Town Hall, built in 1864 to replace an ancient 1615 edifice, fronts Fore Street and St. Andrew Street. In it is transacted the municipal business; county court, magistrate's court, police headquarters with cells are here, and there is accommodation in the shape of offices for all the official business of the town.
It is a handsome building and contains in the hall, portraits of Kings George I, II and III; Viscount Palmerston K.G; G.C.B who represented Tiverton for thirty years and who used to have amusing encounters with a local butcher at each nomination; W. N. Massey Esq. M.P and a fine costly bust of "Pam" as Lord Palmerston was called which was given by W. North Row Esq., sometime mayor.
The cost of this building was £12,000 and it is one of the most compact comb inations in architecture for a small town hall we know.
The architect was Mr. H. Lloyd of Bristol."