TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1355877
Date first listed:
23-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, REGENT CIRCUS

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, REGENT CIRCUS

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

District:
Swindon (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 15228 84437

Details

REGENT CIRCUS SU 18 SE SWINDON 4/143 Town Hall II

Town Hall, now library and community arts centre. Originally "New Swindon Local Board Offices". 1890-91 by Brightwen Binyon of Ipswich, built as 'new public offices building' for the New Town. Red brick with stone string courses and slate roof. 2 storey attics, 9 bays. Gables over the 2 end bays. Main entrance into 3rd bay under 24m clock tower; heavy Portland stone round-headed arch over 5 steps, and paired fluted brackets carrying balustrade. Stone cross windows, in end bays with moulded brick panel and triangular brick pediment. Second entrance in 7th bay; round arch within pilasters and pediment linking up 9-light window over. Panel in right gable. Octagonal arcaded roof louvre over 7th bay with spirelet and wrought iron finial. Clock tower with gabled and bracketed clock face on all 4 sides. Cornice over with square raised dome of lead with crowning louvre as on 7th bay. Entrance similar on side elevation. Interior: Hall with granite columns and open well stair with balustrade of iron. 4-bay theatre with panelled barrel vault and balcony.

Listing NGR: SU1522884437

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
318805
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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