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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4341 / 51°26'2"N

Longitude: -2.1846 / 2°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 387262

OS Northings: 170579

OS Grid: ST872705

Mapcode National: GBR 1RH.0HK

Mapcode Global: VH96J.26YZ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 1 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315244

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Built-Up Area: Corsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

CORSHAM HIGH STREET
ST 8770
(west side)
5/217 Town Hall
(formerly listed as Methuen Hall)
20.12.60
GV II

Town Hall, 1882 by W.H. Bromley of Corsham, reusing ground floor,
cornice and pediment stonework from 1784 Market Hall. Ashlar with
slate roof, coped gables and end wall stacks. Original building
was single storey, centre projecting, 1-3-1 arrangement of large
arches with impost band and keystones rising to upper band, blank
attic over and moulded cornice, parapet and central pediment with
Methuen arms. As rebuilt, ground floor is similar but with
arched-headed glazing bar sashes recessed in original arches and
central arched-headed doorway with double doors and fanlight set in
heavy surround of clustered pilasters supporting brackets to
balustraded balcony, centre altered for 1897 relief portrait of
Queen Victoria in arched frame. Original upper band now sill
course to upper recessed arched-headed glazing bar sashes with
impost band and keystones. Cornice, parapet and pediment to centre
with reused carved arms and carved date 1784 to left; carved date
1882 to right. South return has arched ground floor recess with
blocked 2-light window and one upper window similar to main front.
North side and rear are of small ashlar block, entirely 1882.
(C.J. Hall, Corsham, an illustrated history, 1983 1.17)


Listing NGR: ST8725570577

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