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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0056 / 51°0'20"N

Longitude: -2.1971 / 2°11'49"W

OS Eastings: 386268

OS Northings: 122933

OS Grid: ST862229

Mapcode National: GBR 1XH.WWP

Mapcode Global: FRA 668G.CVQ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102044

Location: Shaftesbury, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Shaftesbury

Built-Up Area: Shaftesbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shaftesbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 8622 2/59

HIGH STREET (South Side)
Town Hall


Built by Richard, Marquess of Westminster, in 1837. Tower 1879, rebuilt
1925. Ground floor reconstructed 1926. Stone ashlar building with 5-window
fronts, that to High Street being 2-storey, and that to Gold Hill, where
the ground falls away, 3-storey. Castellated parapets, Small central
tower has open pediment and clock. The windows are mostly 5-light casements
with Gothic heads to lights and diagonal glazing-bars, On the lower floors
the openings have 5-centred heads, those to the lower ground floor facing
Gold Hill having wrought-iron gates. Facing High Street there is a central
castellated porch and contemporary railings.

The Town Hall Church of St Peter, The Mitre Inn and Nos 25 to 31 (odd)
form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8627222940

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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