County Hall, Chelmsford

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Entrance to County Hall. The geometric pattern shown has caused controversy as it can be interpreted as a line of swastikas.[1]

Essex County Hall in Chelmsford, Essex is a municipal building and the seat of Essex County Council. The old part of the building, Blocks C and D, were constructed from 1909-39 and are listed at Grade II.[2]


  1. ^ Stevens, John; Gye, Hugo. "Why were swastikas carved into stonework of council offices completed at the outbreak of WWII?".
  2. ^ "Blocks C & D, County Hall". Historic England. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

Coordinates: 51°44′05″N 0°28′13″E / 51.7347°N 0.4704°E / 51.7347; 0.4704