Description: The Town Hall
Date Listed: 19 May 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 33260
OS Grid Reference: ST3201561171
OS Grid Coordinates: 332015, 161171
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3455, -2.9775
The Town Hall
ST 3261 SW 11/57
Begun. late 1850's by J M Ison of Bath; extended and enlarged 1897 by Hans Price;
north front 1927. Ashlar, slate roof. Walliscote Road elevation: (except end 3
windows which are the return of the Oxford Street elevation) 1897. Asymmetrical
composition. Tall, set-back square clock tower, rubble with bands of ashlar ending
in elaborate 2-stage roof. Main entrance block has advanced central section with
arcaded porte-cochere; gabled upper section with corner pilasters, carved finials:
central group of 4 round arched windows flanked by columns. To either side, 3 round-
headed windows. Balustraded parapet. At south, wing breaks forward. Two storeys
and attic. Eight round-headed windows. Gabled central dormer with pediment and oculus.
Doorway framed by aedicule with open segmental pediment. Oxford Street elevation: 1927.
Symmetrical classical block 9 windows, glazing bar sashes in deep reveals. End
pavilions advanced with rusticated pilaster strips and ground floor windows in aedicules
with pediment. Recessed central window with Ionic columns, balcony. Cornice and
Listing NGR: ST3201561171
Source: English Heritage
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