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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 21 December 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 31949
OS Grid Reference: ST6641454149
OS Grid Coordinates: 366414, 154149
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2855, -2.4830
5120 HIGH STREET
ST 6654 4/67
1860 by Thomas Harris Smith. Italianate. Two storeys. Coursed limestone
rubble in varying bands with ashlar quoins and bands and rough-faced battered
sandstone plinth (this has rounded and pointed string over). Hipped slate
roof with moulded brackets to eaves. Arcaded windows on 1st and ground floors
(rounded intrados, pointed extrados on latter with labels), grey and yellow
ashlar quoins. First floor has moulded string and impost strings. Two storey
porch to left: pointed doorway with blind tympanum and label, 1 window on each
face. Main elevation has on 1st floor an arcade of 5 windows with flanking
round headed windows; the arcade has carved caps on engaged shafts. Five windows
on ground floor, the right hand one over 2 doors.
On corner of return to north are 2 levels of nook shafts on lst floor. North
front has arcade of 5 windows on 1st floor (sashes) with free standing columns,
carved caps and a central stone bracketed balcony. Three arches on ground floor,
centre for narrower tall round headed door.
Listing NGR: ST6641454149
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Source: English Heritage
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