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Town Hall, with Attached Drinking Fountain, Basingstoke

Description: Town Hall, with Attached Drinking Fountain

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 137930

OS Grid Reference: SU6379851906
OS Grid Coordinates: 463798, 151906
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2628, -1.0870

Location: Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7DF

Locality: Basingstoke
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG21 7DF

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Listing Text


Town Hall, with
attached drinking

- II

1835. A symmetrical facade of classical form; 2 storeys, 5 1st floor windows.
Stucco walling: the parapet has a moulded coping and a stepped panel above a fully
moulded cornice and plain frieze, the centre (above the cornice) being raised to
accommodate a decorative cartouche between pilasters. At each side there are
pilasters, passing through the 1st floor stage which is marked by a moulded cill
band and plinth, resting on a cornice and frieze, a plain ground floor stage is
divided between aide and central entrance by ½ columns separating coupled arched
windows above panels; the arched doorway is part of a Tuscan porch (of 2 column
2 pilasters) with a balustered parapet. The upper windows have an architrave
below a cornice and pulvinated frieze Victorian sashes to 1st floor, casements on
ground floor. The classical form continues for 2 bays at each end (facing Church
Street and Wote Street), extending a further 2 bays in red brickwork. C19 drinking
fountain to rear, (temporarily removed at time of re-survey).

Listing NGR: SU6223851421

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Source: English Heritage

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