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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9411 / 51°56'28"N

Longitude: -1.5456 / 1°32'44"W

OS Eastings: 431333

OS Northings: 227054

OS Grid: SP313270

Mapcode National: GBR 6SS.62L

Mapcode Global: VHBZ8.5G8S

Plus Code: 9C3WWFR3+CQ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183188

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251653

Location: Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Chipping Norton

Built-Up Area: Chipping Norton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chipping Norton with Over Norton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP 3027-3127
Town Hall
Town Hall. 1842 in the Palladian style (which had a short-lived vogue at that
time) by G S Repton. Ashlar to main council chamber,coursed and squared rubble to
the plinth. In the form of a temple with a portico on the E front and pediments
to the N and S ends. The E front is a symmetrical composition with a central
tetra-style Tuscan Doric portico and a central 6-panel door with moulded archi-
trave and flat hood on carved consoles. Flanking this are round headed niches
in the end bays which have slight projection. The W front is of 9-bays articulated
by Doric pilasters and similar niches to the end bays. It is lit by C20 sash
windows of immense-length. The N front which faces the Market Place has the same
rhythm of pilasters and sashes, is 3 bays wide and its pediment is topped by a
round arched bell cote. The whole is carried on a basement with round arched
openings now sashed but once open. Contemporary iron railings with spear heads
and vase finials to N and S ends. This rare Palladian Revival building performs a
visual role in the Market Place and dominates the townscape.

Listing NGR: SP3133327054

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