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The Town Hall, Christchurch

Description: The Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101519

OS Grid Reference: SZ1579092835
OS Grid Coordinates: 415790, 92835
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7349, -1.7776

Location: High Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1BN

Locality: Christchurch
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 1BN

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Listing Text

1. (North East Side)
No 30
SZ 1592 1A/98 (The Town Hall)


1859. Upper floor and cupola a replica of old Town Hall of 1746 which stood
in the centre of the High Street, Church Street, Castle Street junction. Red
brick with white stone dressings, stone eaves cornice and balustrade. Hipped
slate roof with centre domed cupola. Stone quoins, 1st floor string course and
plinth. Stone centre bay under pediment flanked by Doric pilasters. 2 storeys.
5 windows, centre 1st floor Venetian window with balcony. Ground floor windows
and door round arched with moulded stone architraves and keystones, centre 1st
floor same. Side windows 1st floor have gauged rubbed brick arches with triple
stone keys. All windows unbarred sashes. Added ground floor canopy.

The Town Hall, Nos 38, 38a, 42 to 46 (even) and The Ship Hotel form a group with
Nos 25 to 29 (odd), No 31, Nos 43 and 45 and with the walls at the rear of No
29 and those in the Druitt Gardens, Nos 25, 31, 45, 38, 38a, and No 46 are buildings
of local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1579092835

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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