TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1203847
Date first listed:
18-Oct-1949
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Jul-1988
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MARKET PLACE

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Woodstock
National Grid Reference:
SP 44472 16739

Details

WOODSTOCK MARKET PLACE SP4416NW (East side) 9/143 Town Hall 18/10/49 (Formerly listed as under Market Street) GV II Town hall. 1766, by Sir William Chambers, with alterations of 1898. Limestone ashlar; hipped concrete tile roof. Square plan, with town hall raised above market hall which was enclosed in 1898. 2-storey, 3-window range Pedimented front: rusticated ground floor has three semi-circular arched openings blocked in 1898, with horned sashes and crest set in open pediment of central doorway; moulded string course, and first-floor 6-pane sashes set in moulded. stone architraves. Modillioned eaves cornice; crest of lion and unicorn set in tympanum. Side walls, in similar style, have similar blocked openings with late C19 sashes, double-doors with fanlight to left; 6-pane sashes flank blind window on first floor, and drinking fountain to right installed 1861. Interior: late C19 dog-leg with landing staircase to first floor, which has panelled doors set in moulded architraves; 2 mid C18 fireplaces, with fretted Greek Revival frieze to rear. On ground floor, are Doric columns to original market hall, which has C17 studded door to rear; late C19 pedimented doorways. C17 parish chest. Chambers' building had a simple lock-up to the rear of the ground floor; the staircase partly enclosed the fire engine. In 1898 the ground floor was enclosed to form a Mayor's Parlour and Library to front and stair hall and attendant's room to rear. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p857; Information from VCH)

Listing NGR: SP4447216739

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
253135
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 857

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09969/12
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