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Description: Village Hall
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253820
OS Grid Reference: SU2493799221
OS Grid Coordinates: 424937, 199221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6912, -1.6406
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10/68 Village Hall
Village hall. 1934 (datestone) to design by Ernest Gimson (d.1919). Regularly
coursed limestone rubble with alternating angle quoins; stone slate roof.
L-plan. One storey with attic to projecting gabled range on right. Main range:
square-headed plank double door to far left under bracketed flat-pedimented
stone hood. 3-light mullion windows with dripstones to centre and right.
Projecting range to right has 4-light mullion window with dripstone and narrow
round-headed rectangular slit opening to apex. Left return has similar doorway
to main range in angle to left with straight-cut stops to chamfered lintel; flat
stone hood supported by stone corner post to right with stone bench attached to
right. 4-light mullion window with dripstone above bench, all windows with
leaded lights. Stone inscribed "WH/1834-1934" at ground level to front gable.
Right return has battered external lateral stack with 2 attached and rebated
shafts; integral end stack to right of main range. Lower L-shaped range attached
to right of main range. A public appeal for funds to build the village hall was
launched in 1928 and the building was opened by George Bernard Shaw in 1934.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp666-7; A.R. Dufty: Kelmscott, An
Illustrated Guide: (London, The Society of Antiquaries, 1984), p30)
Listing NGR: SU2493799221
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Source: English Heritage
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