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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7456 / 51°44'44"N

Longitude: -2.2154 / 2°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 385225

OS Northings: 205229

OS Grid: SO852052

Mapcode National: GBR 1MK.JQN

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.KD56

Plus Code: 9C3VPQWM+6R

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418016

Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Stroud

Built-Up Area: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Stroud St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


(East Side )
Town Hall
SO 8505 5/53
1596. Hammerdressed rubble. Modern pitched roof. 2 storeys, and 2 attic storeys.
Central gable with 1 mullioned attic window on each floor, both with hood moulds.
3 mullioned and transom windows on 1st floor, those at either side with hood
moulds. Central window is an 8-light oriel crowned by a cornice and taken on
a central pier, which is progressively corbelled out by means of elaborate scrolled
brackets. Against this pier abut 2 Tuscan columns, on high plinths, each taking
a full entablature and an elaborate scroll. Ground floor has 2 4-centred arches
with moulded voussoirs, flanking 2 round arches with lions masks on keystones.
2 massive C19 buttresses to ground and lst floors.
2 flanking mid C19 staircase wings: ashlar: battlemented parapets: stringcourses
with lions' heads masks: paired lancets with polychrome relieving arches: quatrefoil
oculi above with polychrome voussoirs.
Mid C19 extension to north: ashlar: 2 storeys: battlemented parapet: 3 ranges
of mullioned windows with hoodmoulds.
Before these C19 alterations were made the Town Hall was presumable free-standing;
in which case it belongs to the same type as the town halls of Minchinhampton,
Tetbury and Dursley; but owing to the sloping site, a variant on this theme.
All the listed buildings in The Marrket form a group, together with Nos 53 to55 to 55]
(consec) and The Bedford Arms, High Street.

Listing NGR: SO8522505229

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

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