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Town Hall, Trowbridge

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 314082

OS Grid Reference: ST8568157914
OS Grid Coordinates: 385681, 157914
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3202, -2.2068

Location: 1 Silver Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8EQ

Locality: Trowbridge
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA14 8EQ

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Town Hall
ST 8557 7/309

1887. Asymmetric plan. Stone built with gabled front (shaped gables capped by
pointed pediments) basically "Jacobethan" style with a central Italianate tower
capped by a short spire. 3 storeys, 2 lit by a giant round headed window to left
with complex square and half-round tracery and having a central oriel balcony.
6 light oriel 1st floor to right repeating tracery of left hand window and having
balustrade above. 4 light mullion and transom window to 2nd floor. 6 ground floor
windows in various shapes. Central entrance below tower, fluted pilasters, round
headed doorway with decorated orders and key with VR; cornice over with "Jub Vic.
Reg Jun 20. 1887" and fluted consoles to balcony over. Angled stair turret to
left ending in bell dome capped by 2 chimneys. Tower has clock and side piers
and central band, modillion cornice and oriel to balcony before clock. Gablets
at base of spire. A variety of devices, mottoes and arms festooned over front,
including 2 panels shewing factory workers. Back and east side have similar elevations
the best ordered is the east front.

Listing NGR: ST8568157914

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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