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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Arundel, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8549 / 50°51'17"N

Longitude: -0.5555 / 0°33'19"W

OS Eastings: 501773

OS Northings: 107146

OS Grid: TQ017071

Mapcode National: GBR FJ6.BCP

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QV.3DL

Plus Code: 9C2XVC3V+XR

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 5 June 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027921

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297226

ID on this website: 101027921

Location: Arundel, Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Arun

Civil Parish: Arundel

Built-Up Area: Arundel

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: City hall Seat of local government

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(South Side)
Town Hall
TQ 0107 1/24A 5.6.69.


1833-8. The 12th Duke of Norfolk agreed to build a new Town Hall at his own expense
in 1833 [Town Hall Deeds] in return for the gift from the Town of the north part
of High Street, which he wished to enclose within the Castle Grounds. The Town
Hall was probably complete by 21st October 1836, when the Corporation discussed
its conveyance to the Town. It was certainly complete by 29th March 1838 when
the Paving Commissioners met there for the first time [Corporation Archives].
Architect probably Robert Abraham, who was employed by the Duke of Norfolk on,
as yet, unspecified work in Arundel during the 1830's [Colvin. Biographical
Dictionary of English Architects, p 27]. He was definitely the architect of the
Congregational Church (1836-8), which is very close to the Town Hall in style
[Union Church Archives].
Knapped flint with galleting. Pulborough stone dressings and ground floor arcade.
Yellow brick dressings at sides and south (rear) elevation. Red and grey brick
foundations and basement.
2 storeys, basement, and towers. End bays of north elevation break forward and
are continued upwards as towers. Triple arched loggia on ground floor between
these bays, crowned by parapet. Arches and window embrasures are semi-circular,
with roll mouldings and cushion capitals. 3 recessed oblong panels above 1st
floor windows. Statue of swallow on parapet of south elevation. Police cells
in basement.

Listing NGR: TQ0177207142

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