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Latitude: 51.5884 / 51°35'18"N
Longitude: -1.4269 / 1°25'36"W
OS Eastings: 439800
OS Northings: 187879
OS Grid: SU398878
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y6.635
Mapcode Global: VHC12.7B0P
Entry Name: Victoria Cross Gallery
Listing Date: 3 December 1969
Last Amended: 6 December 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283846
English Heritage Legacy ID: 251208
Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12
District: Vale of White Horse
Civil Parish: Wantage
Built-Up Area: Wantage
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
WANTAGE MARKET PLACE
SU3987NE (South side)
9/112 Victoria Cross Gallery
03/12/69 (Formerly listed as Victoria
Corn exchange converted into picture gallery c.1890, now shopping arcade and
offices. Mid C19. Limestone ashlar ground floor; Flemish bond yellow brick with
red brick quoins and dressings; old tile roof. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Ground
floor of c.1890 divided into 2 bays by pilasters with grey limestone composite
capitals; ovolo-moulded segmental-arched entry to left; plain frieze has
"VICTORIA CROSS GALLERY" in capital letters flanked by panelled strips. Gauged
brick segmental arches with flush keystones to late C19 horned sashes. Red brick
string course. Dentilled cornice. Gabled roof with crested ridge tiles; gable
end stack to right. Interior not inspected. Formerly the Corn Exchange,
converted c.1890 into the Victoria Cross Gallery by Colonel Sir Robert
Loyd-Lindsay V.C. (Lord Wantage) to house pictures of Victoria Cross heroes by
Claudier Desanges. Included for group value.
(A. Gibbons and E.C. Davey, Wantage Past and Present, 1904, p.101).
Listing NGR: SU3980087879
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