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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 253404
OS Grid Reference: SP3148503185
OS Grid Coordinates: 431485, 203185
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7265, -1.5455
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SP3003-3103 BAMPTON MARKET SQUARE
13/95 Town Hall
12/09/73 (Formerly listed as Town Hall
and Market House)
Town hall, formerly used as market house, now part used as Bampton Arts Centre.
Plaque records laying of foundation stone August 8th 1838, by T. Denton, Esq.,
C. Wilkinson, Architect, and J. Pettyfer, builder. Narrow extensions made to
east end 1906, at expense of Philip Southby J.P. (Kelly's Directory). Coursed
rubble limestone with ashlar dressings; slate roof on overhanging bracketed
eaves. Italianate in style, with semi-circular arched openings. 2 storey, 3
bays. Raised ashlar plinth and impost bands; flush quoins. Centre bays to north
and south are slightly advanced and gabled, matching west gable. These gabled
bays each have 2 large arches to ground floor, with moulded architraves and
keyblocks, and a group of 3 narrow arched windows with simpler architraves and
keyblocks to first floor. Flanking bays have single matching arches to ground
floor, and recessed rectangular panels to first floor, those to south containing
fire insurance plaques. Most lower arches have C20 glazing; upper windows have
sashes. Slightly lower extension at east end is in matching style with blind
arcade, and is continued around north-east corner.
Listing NGR: SP3148503185
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Source: English Heritage
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