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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247656
OS Grid Reference: SU6897294491
OS Grid Coordinates: 468972, 194491
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6450, -1.0046
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WATLINGTON HIGH STREET
SU6894 (South side)
6/185 Town Hall
Town hall. Built 1665 for Thomas Stonor. Later C17/early C18 one-bay extension
to rear right. Random bond brick; old tile roof; brick stack. Original T-plan
now L-plan with short rear wing to right of front. Two storeys and attic. Left
gable wall has hood-mould over toothed round-arch on moulded imposts.
First-floor 3-light brick-mullioned ovolo-moulded window with round-arched
central light; second floor has 2-light brick-mullioned ovolo-moulded window.
Similar right gable wall, rear left gable wall with clock on blocked window and
2-storey left side wall. All ground-floor entrances have C20 iron gates; moulded
string course and stepped eaves course to original 1665 building. Gabled roof;
ridge stack; bell cupola with weathercock on hipped roof. Interior not
inspected: the first floor was used by the Watlington Free Grammar School, and
the partly-open ground floor as a market.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.830; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.IIIII,
Listing NGR: SU6897294491
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Source: English Heritage
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