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Description: Victoria Cross Gallery
Date Listed: 3 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 251208
OS Grid Reference: SU3980087879
OS Grid Coordinates: 439800, 187879
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5884, -1.4269
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WANTAGE MARKET PLACE
SU3987NE (South side)
9/112 Victoria Cross Gallery
03/12/69 (Formerly listed as Victoria
Corn exchange converted into picture gallery c.1890, now shopping arcade and
offices. Mid C19. Limestone ashlar ground floor; Flemish bond yellow brick with
red brick quoins and dressings; old tile roof. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Ground
floor of c.1890 divided into 2 bays by pilasters with grey limestone composite
capitals; ovolo-moulded segmental-arched entry to left; plain frieze has
"VICTORIA CROSS GALLERY" in capital letters flanked by panelled strips. Gauged
brick segmental arches with flush keystones to late C19 horned sashes. Red brick
string course. Dentilled cornice. Gabled roof with crested ridge tiles; gable
end stack to right. Interior not inspected. Formerly the Corn Exchange,
converted c.1890 into the Victoria Cross Gallery by Colonel Sir Robert
Loyd-Lindsay V.C. (Lord Wantage) to house pictures of Victoria Cross heroes by
Claudier Desanges. Included for group value.
(A. Gibbons and E.C. Davey, Wantage Past and Present, 1904, p.101).
Listing NGR: SU3980087879
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Source: English Heritage
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