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Newbury Arts Centre the Temperance Hall (Now Used As Newbury Arts Centre)

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbury, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.4021 / 51°24'7"N

Longitude: -1.3252 / 1°19'30"W

OS Eastings: 447038

OS Northings: 167220

OS Grid: SU470672

Mapcode National: GBR 81Z.1SB

Mapcode Global: VHCZJ.Z190

Entry Name: Newbury Arts Centre the Temperance Hall (Now Used As Newbury Arts Centre)

Listing Date: 2 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 395851

Location: Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Newbury

Built-Up Area: Newbury

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Newbury St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The Temperance Hall
(Now used as Newbury Arts Centre)
SU 4767 SW 6/178


Circa 1859 Temperance Hall in Gothic style. A remodelling of 5 old cottages
previously used by the Blue Coat Charity School. Two storeys. Gabled symmetrical
front to road. Tiled roof with coped gables surmounted by tall iron wind vane.
Red brick with freestone dressings. Arched openings with keystones and hoods;
windows with glazing bars. Central doorway with fanlight and panelled door. Stone
plaque over entrance inscribed 'Temperance Hall'. Four tablets at plinth level
inscribed 'Wine is a mocker/Strong drink is raging/It stingeth like an adder/The
drunkard shall come to poverty.' The hall is now used as a store. The Blue Coat
Charity School adapted existing cottages on this site for use as a school when the
establishment was transferred here in circa 1722 from the Cloth Hall (see Museum,
Wharf Street). The school remained here until circa 1859 when the St Nicholas
(National) School, Enmore Road (qv) was built. Listed for historical and
sociological interest.
(VCH Berkshire 4, 146; Newbury Buildings Past and Present (1973) 94).

Listing NGR: SU4703867220

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

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