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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315244
OS Grid Reference: ST8726270579
OS Grid Coordinates: 387262, 170579
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4341, -2.1846
CORSHAM HIGH STREET
5/217 Town Hall
(formerly listed as Methuen Hall)
Town Hall, 1882 by W.H. Bromley of Corsham, reusing ground floor,
cornice and pediment stonework from 1784 Market Hall. Ashlar with
slate roof, coped gables and end wall stacks. Original building
was single storey, centre projecting, 1-3-1 arrangement of large
arches with impost band and keystones rising to upper band, blank
attic over and moulded cornice, parapet and central pediment with
Methuen arms. As rebuilt, ground floor is similar but with
arched-headed glazing bar sashes recessed in original arches and
central arched-headed doorway with double doors and fanlight set in
heavy surround of clustered pilasters supporting brackets to
balustraded balcony, centre altered for 1897 relief portrait of
Queen Victoria in arched frame. Original upper band now sill
course to upper recessed arched-headed glazing bar sashes with
impost band and keystones. Cornice, parapet and pediment to centre
with reused carved arms and carved date 1784 to left; carved date
1882 to right. South return has arched ground floor recess with
blocked 2-light window and one upper window similar to main front.
North side and rear are of small ashlar block, entirely 1882.
(C.J. Hall, Corsham, an illustrated history, 1983 1.17)
Listing NGR: ST8725570577
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Source: English Heritage
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