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Description: Gatton Town Hall
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 289325
OS Grid Reference: TQ2745452894
OS Grid Coordinates: 527454, 152894
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2610, -0.1747
Gatton Town Hall
Town hall to Rotten Borough. Late Cl8. Wooden small square ornamental garden temple with 6 Tuscan columns,triglyph frieze and pediment on stone pavement. Four of the columns are on the side facing the big house, but for economy the rear only has two columns. Here the few electors of Gatton cast their votes to return 2 members of Parliament until disenfranchised in the 1832 Reform Act. Behind the "Town Hall" is an urn inscribed "in memory of the deceased Borough" although it bears the date 1765(MDCCLXV). This is a stone urn with serpents entwined on a deep moulded plinth with wreathed rounders. That nearest the Town Hall reads "COMITIUM GATTONIENSE MDCCLXV", to the left "SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX ESTO", to the rear "STAT DUCTIS SORTIBUS URNA" and to the right "H M DOLUS MALUS ABESTO".
Listing NGR: TQ2745452894
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Source: English Heritage
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