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Latitude: 50.8549 / 50°51'17"N
Longitude: -0.5555 / 0°33'19"W
OS Eastings: 501773
OS Northings: 107146
OS Grid: TQ017071
Mapcode National: GBR FJ6.BCP
Mapcode Global: FRA 96QV.3DL
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 5 June 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1027921
English Heritage Legacy ID: 297226
Location: Arundel, Arun, West Sussex, BN18
County: West Sussex
Civil Parish: Arundel
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex
Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
5401 MALTRAVERS STREET
TQ 0107 1/24A 5.6.69.
1833-8. The 12th Duke of Norfolk agreed to build a new Town Hall at his own expense
in 1833 [Town Hall Deeds] in return for the gift from the Town of the north part
of High Street, which he wished to enclose within the Castle Grounds. The Town
Hall was probably complete by 21st October 1836, when the Corporation discussed
its conveyance to the Town. It was certainly complete by 29th March 1838 when
the Paving Commissioners met there for the first time [Corporation Archives].
Architect probably Robert Abraham, who was employed by the Duke of Norfolk on,
as yet, unspecified work in Arundel during the 1830's [Colvin. Biographical
Dictionary of English Architects, p 27]. He was definitely the architect of the
Congregational Church (1836-8), which is very close to the Town Hall in style
[Union Church Archives].
Knapped flint with galleting. Pulborough stone dressings and ground floor arcade.
Yellow brick dressings at sides and south (rear) elevation. Red and grey brick
foundations and basement.
2 storeys, basement, and towers. End bays of north elevation break forward and
are continued upwards as towers. Triple arched loggia on ground floor between
these bays, crowned by parapet. Arches and window embrasures are semi-circular,
with roll mouldings and cushion capitals. 3 recessed oblong panels above 1st
floor windows. Statue of swallow on parapet of south elevation. Police cells
Listing NGR: TQ0177207142
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