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Latitude: 51.5586 / 51°33'31"N
Longitude: -1.7817 / 1°46'54"W
OS Eastings: 415228
OS Northings: 184437
OS Grid: SU152844
Mapcode National: GBR YR8.GT
Mapcode Global: VHB3M.22FZ
Entry Name: Town Hall
Listing Date: 23 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1355877
English Heritage Legacy ID: 318805
Location: Swindon, SN1
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Built-Up Area: Swindon
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Swindon New Town
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
SU 18 SE SWINDON
4/143 Town Hall
Town Hall, now library and community arts centre. Originally "New
Swindon Local Board Offices". 1890-91 by Brightwen Binyon of Ipswich, built as
'new public offices building' for the New Town. Red brick with stone string courses
and slate roof. 2 storey attics, 9 bays. Gables over the 2 end bays.
Main entrance into 3rd bay under 24m clock tower; heavy Portland
stone round-headed arch over 5 steps, and paired fluted brackets
carrying balustrade. Stone cross windows, in end bays with moulded
brick panel and triangular brick pediment. Second entrance in 7th
bay; round arch within pilasters and pediment linking up 9-light
window over. Panel in right gable. Octagonal arcaded roof louvre
over 7th bay with spirelet and wrought iron finial. Clock tower
with gabled and bracketed clock face on all 4 sides. Cornice over
with square raised dome of lead with crowning louvre as on 7th bay.
Entrance similar on side elevation.
Interior: Hall with granite columns and open well stair with
balustrade of iron. 4-bay theatre with panelled barrel vault and
Listing NGR: SU1522884437
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