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Description: The Town Hall
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 156795
OS Grid Reference: SO7864275330
OS Grid Coordinates: 378642, 275330
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3756, -2.3151
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SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP LOAD STREET (south side)
13/150 The Town Hall
Town hall. 1808, probably by John Simpson of Shrewsbury, restored 1866 by
Henry Rowe of Worcester. Ashlar, with slate roof, gable end stack. Two
storeys, parapet with moulded cornice, central pediment with coat of arms
over the central bay which is slightly advanced and has two pairs of Doric
pilasters, outer corners also have single Doric pilasters; three windows:
15-pane sashes; ground: rusticated with three arches to open area; central
arch larger with segmental head, the two flanking arches have segmental
heads; all are filled by wrought iron gates, the grill over the central gate
includes the arms of Bewdley. Behind the open area is closed by a wall with
three openings with similar arches, that to left blocked, other two have half-
glazed doors. Interior: upper room forms magistrates' court with early C19
flush panelled bench across one end. (BoE, p 85; H Colvin, 1978, A Biographical
Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, London, p 738; Hereford and
Worcester Record Office BA 8681/58.
Listing NGR: SO7864375331
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