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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 5 June 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 297226
OS Grid Reference: TQ0177307146
OS Grid Coordinates: 501773, 107146
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8549, -0.5555
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5401 MALTRAVERS STREET
TQ 0107 1/24A 5.6.69.
1833-8. The 12th Duke of Norfolk agreed to build a new Town Hall at his own expense
in 1833 [Town Hall Deeds] in return for the gift from the Town of the north part
of High Street, which he wished to enclose within the Castle Grounds. The Town
Hall was probably complete by 21st October 1836, when the Corporation discussed
its conveyance to the Town. It was certainly complete by 29th March 1838 when
the Paving Commissioners met there for the first time [Corporation Archives].
Architect probably Robert Abraham, who was employed by the Duke of Norfolk on,
as yet, unspecified work in Arundel during the 1830's [Colvin. Biographical
Dictionary of English Architects, p 27]. He was definitely the architect of the
Congregational Church (1836-8), which is very close to the Town Hall in style
[Union Church Archives].
Knapped flint with galleting. Pulborough stone dressings and ground floor arcade.
Yellow brick dressings at sides and south (rear) elevation. Red and grey brick
foundations and basement.
2 storeys, basement, and towers. End bays of north elevation break forward and
are continued upwards as towers. Triple arched loggia on ground floor between
these bays, crowned by parapet. Arches and window embrasures are semi-circular,
with roll mouldings and cushion capitals. 3 recessed oblong panels above 1st
floor windows. Statue of swallow on parapet of south elevation. Police cells
Listing NGR: TQ0177207142
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Source: English Heritage
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