Description: The Guildhall
Date Listed: 1 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 309567
OS Grid Reference: SZ5001889217
OS Grid Coordinates: 450018, 89217
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7005, -1.2931
SZ 5089 SW 3/45 1.10.53.
1819. Architect John Nash. 2 storeys faced with coursed stucco. 1st
floor: tetrastyle portico with giant Greek Ionic columns, dentil pediment,
resting on ground floor of 3 round headed arches with keystones. 3 full
length recessed sash windows, glazing bars, rendered lintels. Simple
cast iron railings between columns. To right of facade Victoria clock
tower of 1887 with small cupola pediments, columns and pilasters continuing
Ionic style. The High Street front is continued with an Ionic colonnade,
cornice and reeded parapet over. 5 windows as behind main portico.
Arcading also continued on ground floor with smaller arches at base of
clock tower and at east end.
2 bays of 4 storeys coursed rendering with parapet and dentil cornice,
have been added to the east on the High Street and 5 bays also in keeping
with original style have been added on Quay Street qv.
Listing NGR: SZ5002889222
Source: English Heritage
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