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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 253135
OS Grid Reference: SP4447216739
OS Grid Coordinates: 444472, 216739
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8475, -1.3558
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WOODSTOCK MARKET PLACE
SP4416NW (East side)
9/143 Town Hall
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as under
Town hall. 1766, by Sir William Chambers, with alterations of 1898. Limestone
ashlar; hipped concrete tile roof. Square plan, with town hall raised above
market hall which was enclosed in 1898. 2-storey, 3-window range Pedimented
front: rusticated ground floor has three semi-circular arched openings blocked
in 1898, with horned sashes and crest set in open pediment of central doorway;
moulded string course, and first-floor 6-pane sashes set in moulded. stone
architraves. Modillioned eaves cornice; crest of lion and unicorn set in
tympanum. Side walls, in similar style, have similar blocked openings with late
C19 sashes, double-doors with fanlight to left; 6-pane sashes flank blind window
on first floor, and drinking fountain to right installed 1861. Interior: late
C19 dog-leg with landing staircase to first floor, which has panelled doors set
in moulded architraves; 2 mid C18 fireplaces, with fretted Greek Revival frieze
to rear. On ground floor, are Doric columns to original market hall, which has
C17 studded door to rear; late C19 pedimented doorways. C17 parish chest.
Chambers' building had a simple lock-up to the rear of the ground floor; the
staircase partly enclosed the fire engine. In 1898 the ground floor was enclosed
to form a Mayor's Parlour and Library to front and stair hall and attendant's
room to rear.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p857; Information from VCH)
Listing NGR: SP4447216739
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Source: English Heritage
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