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A Grade I Listed Building in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6294 / 51°37'45"N

Longitude: -0.7514 / 0°45'4"W

OS Eastings: 486522

OS Northings: 193021

OS Grid: SU865930

Mapcode National: GBR D54.WBF

Mapcode Global: VHDW4.X9NS

Entry Name: Guildhall

Listing Date: 9 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332349

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46010

Location: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11

County: Buckinghamshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: High Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: High Wycombe All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(West Side)
SU 8693 SE 2/18 9.1.54.

Dated 1757, designed by Henry Keene and built at the expense of the Earl
of Shelburne. On the site of a Guildhall of 1604. 2 storeys, open arcaded
ground floor, symmetrically designed east, west and north elevations.
Red brickwork with stone stringcourse at 1st floor level. Bracketed stone
cornice with blocking course. Hipped old tiled roof with delicate octagonal
cupola of slender Roman Doric columns, on scroll supports, framing round
headed openings and supporting broken entablature, with small dome and wrought
iron weather vane. Central motif on each front, except the south, has
slight projection and pediment, with round headed central sash window in
stone surround with cornice and dummy balustrade under sill. Altogether
5 sashes to each front with glazing bars, flat arches to side windows.
This building, standing out at right angles to the High Street fronts,
makes a large contribution to the street scene.
See illustration in Murray's Buckinghamshire by Betjeman and Piper.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Nos 1 to 5 (consec), The Little Market House, Guildhall, Premises occupied
by Midland Bank and The Falcon Hotel form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8652293021

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

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