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The Town Hall, Westbury

Description: The Town Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 313149

OS Grid Reference: ST8739251524
OS Grid Coordinates: 387392, 151524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2627, -2.1821

Location: Market Place, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3DE

Locality: Westbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 3DE

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Listing Text

(East Side)
The Town Hall
ST 8751 NW 3/35 29.12.50.


Early C19. Inscription on frieze reads "Built by Sir Massey Lopes Baronet,
Recorder of this Borough, Anno Domini MDCCCXV". 2 storeys. Bath stone ashlar
cleaned and restored. Hipped slate roof. 3 bays Colonnaded ground floor
divided by rusticated piers with 2 Roman Doric columns in each bay to support
entablature (wooden). 3 modern shops within colonnade. Centre bay of 1st
floor projects slightly, each bay with an arched recess with moulded architraves
and moulded string at springing. The central recess contains an arched panel
with a clock face. The flanking recesses each have arched windows with narrow
margins and radiating glazing. Balustered aprons to 1st floor recesses, capping
carried on as let floor cill band. Plain frieze with curved inscription,
small moulded cornice and blocking course. The centre block has moulded pediment
with the Lopes Arms carved in stone in the tympanum. End elevations each
have one similar recessed window on the 1st floor; colonnade also returned.

Listing NGR: ST8739651526

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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