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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1318 / 52°7'54"N

Longitude: -0.9882 / 0°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 469356

OS Northings: 248651

OS Grid: SP693486

Mapcode National: GBR 9W5.8Z9

Mapcode Global: VHDSH.TPG3

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 19 August 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235179

Location: Towcester, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Towcester

Built-Up Area: Towcester

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Towcester St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

TOWCESTER WATLING STREET EAST
SP6948
13/158 No.86 (Town Hall)
19/08/76

GV II

Former Town Hall and corn exchange. 1865 by T.H. Vernon. Limestone ashlar,
banded with ironstone, hipped Welsh slate roof with ornamental ridge tiles and
wrought iron finials. Italianate style. 2 storeys and attic. 3-window range.
Complex plan. Central doorway with round-arched head, and keyblock on foliated
capitals with ears of wheat, flanked by pilasters with similar capitals
supporting console brackets bearing deep hood. Pair of 2-light windows to ground
floor with similar heads and capitals to middle piers, outer capitals with ivy
leafs; timber tracery. Smaller round-arched windows to first floor of 2 lights
to centre, 3 lights to left and right with pilasters outermost, red sandstone
columns innermost, stiff-leaf capitals and sash windows. Chamfered plinth, first
floor cornice, modiliioned eaves cornice, balustraded parapet and blank-arcaded
stone stacks to angles. Centre and ends project slightly, with pediment to
centre. Clock tower above with copper-clad belfry. 2-storey wing to rear right
of white brick in Flemish bond with segmental-arched sash windows and side door
with segmental-arched head with keyblock flanked by pilasters supporting
pediment. Bay with door is pedimented. Interior: fine hall with composite
pilasters, entablature with dentil cornice, coved arcaded vault to two sides
with ornamental glazing to round windows. South end wall has tall round-arched
panel with paterae to archivolt;2 small arches to north wall. Foundation stone
laid by the Earl of Pomfret, September 8th, 1865. The builder was J. Wheeler.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.434).


Listing NGR: SP6935648651

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