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Town Hall, Shaftesbury

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 102044

OS Grid Reference: ST8626822932
OS Grid Coordinates: 386268, 122932
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0056, -2.1971

Location: 1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8LY

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8LY

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Town Hall
ST 8622 2/59 20.6.52.
Built by Richard, Marquess of Westminster, in 1857. Tower 1879, rebuilt
1925. Ground floor reconstructed 1926. Stone ashlar building with 5-window
fronts, that to High Street being 2-storey, and that to Gold Hill, where
the ground falls away, 3-storey. Castellated parapets, Small central
tower has open pediment and clock. The windows are mostly 5-light casements
with Gothic heads to lights and diagonal glazing-bars, On the lower floors
the openings have 5-centred heads, those to the lower ground floor facing
Gold Hill having wrought-iron gates. Facing High Street there is a central
castellated porch and contemporary railings.

The Town Hall Church of St Peter, The Mitre Inn and Nos 25 to 31 (odd)
form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8627222940

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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