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© Mrs Hilary Mack

IoE Number: 395189
Location: TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET (west side)
Photographer: Mrs Hilary Mack
Date Photographed: 26 July 2000
Date listed: 08 June 1984
Date of last amendment: 08 June 1984
Grade II

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HUNGERFORDHIGH STREET (West side)SU 336818/41Town HallG.V.II

HUNGERFORD HIGH STREET (West side) SU 3368 18/41 Town Hall G.V. II Town Hall. 1870 by Ernest Prestwick of Leigh in Lancashire. Slate roof with parapet at front and corbelled eaves at side, lead cupola and balcony, red brick with yellow moulded dressings, stone copings, cornices, bell arch balustrade and columns. Bracketed cornices, patterned frieze, chanelled brick pilasters with stone capitals. Meeting rooms at front with stair to rear and corn exchange hall at right angles to rear. 2 storeys. Road frontage: Balcony over loggia to left, clock tower over entrance to right, 3 semi-circular arched glazing bar sashes in recessed yellow brick arches with drip moulds and moulded imposts; balustraded balcony over loggia at first floor, 3 semi-circular arched openings with moulded yellow voussoirs on 2 columns and ½ columns with oversized simplified leaf capitals and plain bases on 3 steps, 3 glazing bar sashes in recess; clock tower has cupola with iron weathervane over clocks in aedicules set on bracketed cornice with moulded frieze, above 3 stilted arched headed louvred vents with moulded strings, yellow band and square columns between with moulded caps, beneath these are double arched windows with columns and ornate decoration in tympanum of large outer arch. Stone balcony on brackets over arched entrance opening with deep leaft ornamented, bracketed caps to wide brick piers with roll mould corners and dog tooth ornament in channels. Stone plinth and three steps up. B.O.E. p.156.

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