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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8475 / 51°50'50"N

Longitude: -1.3558 / 1°21'20"W

OS Eastings: 444472

OS Northings: 216739

OS Grid: SP444167

Mapcode National: GBR 7WJ.01T

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.GT3L

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Last Amended: 27 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253135

Location: Woodstock, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Woodstock

Built-Up Area: Woodstock (West Oxfordshire) B

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woodstock

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

WOODSTOCK MARKET PLACE
SP4416NW (East side)
9/143 Town Hall
18/10/49 (Formerly listed as under
Market Street)
GV II
Town hall. 1766, by Sir William Chambers, with alterations of 1898. Limestone
ashlar; hipped concrete tile roof. Square plan, with town hall raised above
market hall which was enclosed in 1898. 2-storey, 3-window range Pedimented
front: rusticated ground floor has three semi-circular arched openings blocked
in 1898, with horned sashes and crest set in open pediment of central doorway;
moulded string course, and first-floor 6-pane sashes set in moulded. stone
architraves. Modillioned eaves cornice; crest of lion and unicorn set in
tympanum. Side walls, in similar style, have similar blocked openings with late
C19 sashes, double-doors with fanlight to left; 6-pane sashes flank blind window
on first floor, and drinking fountain to right installed 1861. Interior: late
C19 dog-leg with landing staircase to first floor, which has panelled doors set
in moulded architraves; 2 mid C18 fireplaces, with fretted Greek Revival frieze
to rear. On ground floor, are Doric columns to original market hall, which has
C17 studded door to rear; late C19 pedimented doorways. C17 parish chest.
Chambers' building had a simple lock-up to the rear of the ground floor; the
staircase partly enclosed the fire engine. In 1898 the ground floor was enclosed
to form a Mayor's Parlour and Library to front and stair hall and attendant's
room to rear.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p857; Information from VCH)


Listing NGR: SP4447216739

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