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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5417 / 51°32'30"N

Longitude: -1.9049 / 1°54'17"W

OS Eastings: 406694

OS Northings: 182537

OS Grid: SU066825

Mapcode National: GBR 3T4.C74

Mapcode Global: VHB3J.XHVZ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 17 January 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 316811

Location: Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Royal Wootton Bassett

Built-Up Area: Wootton Bassett

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Wootton Bassett St Bartholomew and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 08 SE WOOTTON BASSETT HIGH STREET
(central)

11/129 Town Hall

17.1.55


GV II

Town Hall, c1700, much restored 1889, timber framed raised on stone
columns. Hipped stone slate roof. Ground floor open, 15 stone
columns of tapered oolite with bulbous capitals and torus bases.
Stair with heavy turned balusters and moulded strings to upper
floor, three-and-a-half bays, former Council chamber. Stair and
office in half bay. Elevation straight corner braces and
herringbone framing under leaded wood casement windows, perhaps
improved when building restored by Lady Meux in 1889. Whitened
infill panels with Meux arms and inscription REST ANNO 1889 both
ends. Roof now with weathercock replacing central timber lantern.
Internally, timber posts jowelled carrying chamfered and stopped
tie beams, cross ties removed when ceiling raised to collar level
at restoration. Stair partly renewed at restoration. 6-panelled
door. Chair dated 1686.
Building, in a conservative style, was presented to the borough by
Lawrence Hyde 1st Earl of Rochester as Council Chamber and Court
Room. Ownership presented to town in 1895, when Blind House
removed from below the stair.


Listing NGR: SU0669382537

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

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