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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Okehampton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7392 / 50°44'21"N

Longitude: -4.0034 / 4°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 258731

OS Northings: 95200

OS Grid: SX587952

Mapcode National: GBR Q2.GPHB

Mapcode Global: FRA 27H4.45C

Plus Code: 9C2QPXQW+MJ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93362

Location: Okehampton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Okehampton

Built-Up Area: Okehampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Okehampton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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(north side)
Town Hall
SX5895 1/3
SX5995 1/3 5.2.52
1685, originally a private house. Dressed granite with steeply pitched hipped
slate roof and heavy moulded modillion eaves cornice which breaks over centre bay
into a small pediment. Round moulded string course at floor levels. Three storeys,
two bays. Sash windows with glazing bars in exposed moulded casing and with plain
granite cills and lintels. Centre second floor has cornice hood on consoles.
Centre first floor wooded centred bay window with sashes and ogee-shaped lead roof.
Ground floor centre doorway with widely-spaced granite pilasters, slightly tapered
with large bases and capitals, supporting the bay window above. Wide fielded panel
door in heavy doorcase. Large modern extension at rear.
Interior: circa late C17 open well staircase with thick moulded balusters, heavy
moulded string and hand rail and square newels with ball finials. Ground floor room
has late C17 moulded panelling with a cornice and chimney piece.
Built in 1685 by John Northmore and purchased in 1740 by John Luxmoore MP, owner of
Okehampton Castle, who used it as his town house. The Luxmoore family remained in
possession until the mid C19 when it was converted into the Town Hall, after the old
Town Hall, in Middle Row, had been demolished.

Listing NGR: SX5873195200

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