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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 29 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 314348
OS Grid Reference: ST9042963634
OS Grid Coordinates: 390429, 163634
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3717, -2.1389
ST 9063 MELKSHAM MARKET PLACE
Cheese market, now town hall. 1847 by D.Jones of Bradford-on-Avon.
Ashlar, hipped Welsh slate roof. Square. 2-storeys, 2:2:2
windows. Symmetrical front divided vertically by four wide
pilasters. Central round-arched opening with imposts and recessed
door up steps, either side is round arched opening with imposts and
Diocletian sash windows with margin lights. String course. Two
tall semi-circular headed sashes with margin lights and imposts to
each of three first floor bays. Plain frieze and moulded cornice
and blocking course with pediment over central bay with clock,
stone bellcote on apex. Left return has two round-arched openings
with Dioclectian sash windows with margin-lights and one blind arch
either side. Plat band. Rear has same round arches with sashes to
ground floor and plat band to first with two tall semi-circular
headed sashes either side of central round arched window.
Interior: good moulded doorcases, central stairs, ground floor
committee room has fine oak panelling, carved door case and frieze
with palmettes. (The Builder, 1847).
Listing NGR: ST9042963634
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Source: English Heritage
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