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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1023523



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Swindon

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 02-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Apr-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318819

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THE SQUARE SU 1583 NE SWINDON 8/157 Corn Exchange and Town Hall (formerly listed as the Locarno 2.10 51 Ballroom and Clock Tower and Premises occupied by Brown & Plummer Ltd - II

Market hall and town hall. Built 1852-54 by Sampson Sage and E Robertson of Swindon, extended as corn exchange 1866 by Wilson and Willcox of Bath now bingo hall and shops. Ashlar stone. Roof not visible. Corn exchange 2-storey, 5 bays divided by giant Tuscan pilasters. Rusticated ground floor with arched openings between pilasters, originally open, now with C20 shop windows. Lugged architraves to first floor casement windows, and moulded panel over Entablature and pediment over 3 central bays enclosing roundel. Balustrade square lantern with cornice and arch with bell. Extensions of 1866 provide corn exchange to rear on triangular site, and tower to left of town hall facade. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings. Tower of 4 stages, ground floor Ionic columns in antis. Architraves to first and second floor windows. Top level in form of open Venetian windows and corner Corinthian pilasters above clock chamber. Cornice and balustrade, and square dome with iron openwork crestings. Corn exchange to rear has arcaded elevation, 1 storey with roof balustrade. Interior not of special interest. Plans held in British Architectural Library.

Listing NGR: SU1581983629

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National Grid Reference: SU 15815 83629


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