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Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Watlington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.645 / 51°38'42"N

Longitude: -1.0046 / 1°0'16"W

OS Eastings: 468972

OS Northings: 194491

OS Grid: SU689944

Mapcode National: GBR B1Y.YML

Mapcode Global: VHDVT.JXSB

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247656

Location: Watlington, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX49

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Watlington

Built-Up Area: Watlington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watlington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


(South side)
Town Hall


Town hall. Built 1665 for Thomas Stonor. Later C17/early C18 one-bay extension
to rear right. Random bond brick; old tile roof; brick stack. Original T-plan
now L-plan with short rear wing to right of front. Two storeys and attic. Left
gable wall has hood-mould over toothed round-arch on moulded imposts.
First-floor 3-light brick-mullioned ovolo-moulded window with round-arched
central light; second floor has 2-light brick-mullioned ovolo-moulded window.
Similar right gable wall, rear left gable wall with clock on blocked window and
2-storey left side wall. All ground-floor entrances have C20 iron gates; moulded
string course and stepped eaves course to original 1665 building. Gabled roof;
ridge stack; bell cupola with weathercock on hipped roof. Interior not
inspected: the first floor was used by the Watlington Free Grammar School, and
the partly-open ground floor as a market.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.830; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.IIIII,

Listing NGR: SU6897294491

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