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Town Hall Buildings (Bailiffs Hall and Arcade), Farnham

Description: Town Hall Buildings (Bailiffs Hall and Arcade)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 290806

OS Grid Reference: SU8402246921
OS Grid Coordinates: 484022, 146921
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2153, -0.7984

Location: The Borough, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7ND

Locality: Farnham
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU9 7ND

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Listing Text

(North West Side)

No 6 Town Hall Buildings
[Bailiffs' Hall and Arcade]
SU 8446 NW 6/114 26.4.50.


1674. Rebuilt 1930-34, as part of block of buildings comprising National
Westminster Bank, facing Castle Street and group of shops, with offices over,
facing The Borough with a block at the east end forming the Bailiffs' Hall.
The east wall of this block is 2 storey of brick, patterned in raised brick
panelling to one bay, and with a moulded brick cornice and tail attic parapet,
containing 3 circular windows. The Street front is a modern structure with
elaborately curved dutch gable end panelled in brickwork at sides and head
repeating the older work of the east wall with a large arched window on lst
floor. The cornice of the east wall is carried round to the front, and stopped
each side of the central window, which stands above a brick arch flanked by
2 smaller arches with brick niches over. Brick Ionic pilasters frame the arches
and niches. The general effect is rich and picturesque. One of the former
chimneys of the old bank building by Norman Shaw, which is of elaborately panelled and cut brickwork stands above and to one side of the Bailiffs' Hall. Luxuriant Cl7 style panelling in soffit of arcade. Fanlight in shop front by Brown of Hammersmith (1930s). The Arcade shops etc are illustrated in Country Life, July 3rd 1942, plate 6.

Nos 1 to 9 (consec) (including No 1A), and Nos 1 to 6 Town Hall Buildings (The
Borough), Nos 1 and 77 Castle Street, the listed buildings from Nos 108 to
122 (consec) West Street, all form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8402046923

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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