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A Grade II* Listed Building in Andover, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.2078 / 51°12'28"N

Longitude: -1.4793 / 1°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 436471

OS Northings: 145528

OS Grid: SU364455

Mapcode National: GBR 72R.BS7

Mapcode Global: VHC2S.9WTZ

Entry Name: Guildhall

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236337

English Heritage Legacy ID: 139514

Location: Andover, Test Valley, Hampshire, SP10

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Andover

Built-Up Area: Andover

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Andover St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

4/56 Guildhall
Formerly Town Hall, 1825. A successor to a guildhall of 1725 to 1825, of similar
form. A Greek Doric stone building, almost a cube, with 4 symmetrical elevations, a
typical English Renaissance design, of a tall room above an open arcaded ground floor
(now enclosed). The front (south) is of 1.3.1 bays. Blocking course above a Doric
cornice, with omutile boxes, continuous frieze (without triglyphs) and continuous
guttee below a tenia, plain architrave (with circular decorations above the columns);
the central pediment encloses a circular opening containing a clock; 4 fluted Doric
columns (3/4 attached) stand on the projected centrepiece, the wings terminating in
parallel-sided pilasters. With a continuous base moulding. First floor band
(continued into keystones), rusticated ground floor of 4 bands above an impost band
then 5 bands above a (granite) plinth. Sashes in reveals to the upper floor,
half-glazed filling of later date to the ground floor openings. The north elevation
has a plainer upper part and fanlights within the arcade but the centre 3 bays of the
ground floor project forward, with a pediment and central entrance. The side
elevations (east and west) are the same, of 5 bays, having a regular pilaster
treatment to the upper floor. Low-pitched hipped slate roof (unseen). Within the
north side entrance leads to a lobby, with staircases on each side leading upwards
through an apse with 2 niches to an upper lobby from which a single flight reaches the
upper hall. [There was once a central clock tower].

Listing NGR: SU3647045523

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

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