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The Old Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7607 / 51°45'38"N

Longitude: -0.5648 / 0°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 499150

OS Northings: 207868

OS Grid: SP991078

Mapcode National: GBR F55.G23

Mapcode Global: VHFS4.508K

Entry Name: The Old Town Hall

Listing Date: 8 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355449

Location: Berkhamsted, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP4

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Berkhamsted

Built-Up Area: Berkhamsted

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Berkhamsted

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(North Side)
No 196
(The Old Town Hall)
SP 9907 NW 1/45 8,11.72.


1859. 2-storey building in Gothic style, with irregular fenestration.
Brick with diamond patterns, stone dressings Tiled roof of fairly high
pitch with 2 gables facing street and, at left, an octagonal turret with
spire, half projecting as a 1st floor oriel Tell chimney at left with
stone quoins and cornice. Stone eaves cornice, broken by oriel but running
across central gable. Oriel has a tall, square headed central light with
curvilinear tracery in upper part; and 2 shorter ogee-headed, cusped side
lights, In central bay three adjoining 2-light windows with cusped heads
under Tudor arches with continuous hood-moulds In right bay an oriel
window of three lights with curvilinear tracery, pointed arch and nodding
ogee hood mould. Moulded string at lst floor broken forward around the
oriels and rising to square arch with shield in centre over main doorway.
On ground floor three large pointed arched entrances, double chamfered
with hoodmoulds, the 1st and 3rd.divided by round shafts with foliated
caps. The first accommodates the base of the left oriel, the second holds
large double doors, the third, has central oculus with mouchettes. At extreme
right a smaller entrance with stilted, pointed arch and hoodmould. Round
clock on decorative iron bracket projects from central gable.

Listing NGR: SP9915007868

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