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Guildhall, Andover

Description: Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 139514

OS Grid Reference: SU3647145528
OS Grid Coordinates: 436471, 145528
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2078, -1.4793

Location: High Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1LP

Locality: Andover
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP10 1LP

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Listing Text

4/56 Guildhall
Formerly Town Hall, 1825. A successor to a guildhall of 1725 to 1825, of similar
form. A Greek Doric stone building, almost a cube, with 4 symmetrical elevations, a
typical English Renaissance design, of a tall room above an open arcaded ground floor
(now enclosed). The front (south) is of 1.3.1 bays. Blocking course above a Doric
cornice, with omutile boxes, continuous frieze (without triglyphs) and continuous
guttee below a tenia, plain architrave (with circular decorations above the columns);
the central pediment encloses a circular opening containing a clock; 4 fluted Doric
columns (3/4 attached) stand on the projected centrepiece, the wings terminating in
parallel-sided pilasters. With a continuous base moulding. First floor band
(continued into keystones), rusticated ground floor of 4 bands above an impost band
then 5 bands above a (granite) plinth. Sashes in reveals to the upper floor,
half-glazed filling of later date to the ground floor openings. The north elevation
has a plainer upper part and fanlights within the arcade but the centre 3 bays of the
ground floor project forward, with a pediment and central entrance. The side
elevations (east and west) are the same, of 5 bays, having a regular pilaster
treatment to the upper floor. Low-pitched hipped slate roof (unseen). Within the
north side entrance leads to a lobby, with staircases on each side leading upwards
through an apse with 2 niches to an upper lobby from which a single flight reaches the
upper hall. [There was once a central clock tower].

Listing NGR: SU3647045523

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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