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Victoria Cross Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3WHHQF+86

Entry Name: Victoria Cross Gallery

Listing Date: 3 December 1969

Last Amended: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251208

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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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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