|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||Town Hall, No 4 London Street|
The Town Hall is an early 19th century building of two storeys, with a Doric doorcase. The Council chamber has two Doric columns at the southern end, and a late 19th century marble chimney piece and staircase. It is thought that the building may have previously been a house, although early editions of the Ordnance Survey maps indicate it may have been a public house, though this may have been a confusion with its association with a Brewery Master.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 8196 0883|
|Parish:||SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Early 19th century building, two storeys and dormers, three bays - window bays project slightly. Doric doorcase with two columns and two pilasters. To each side a sash window with painted arched hoods. Three eight-panel windows to first floor with plastered decorative arches. Stacks on roof sloped left and right. Council chamber has two Doric columns at south end, moulded cornices, late 19th century marble chimney piece and staircase. Wrought iron railings to street.
Inf from listed building description 1996 which states 'former house' and says council chamber is former dining room. A plaque on the building states that it is an early 19th century brewery masters house. However older editions of Ordnance Survey maps mark it as a public house.
Information from (S1).
Exterior seen E. Rose (NLA), 1999.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 3 November 1999.
(S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 16 December 2005.
- HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)
- PUBLIC HOUSE? (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)
- TOWN HALL (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans.. |
|---||Leaflet: Carole Hardy. Growth of your town. Swaffham Museum.. Swaffham Town Council. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2013. Room at museum is renamed after former Swaffham mayor.. 29/05/2013. |
|<S1>||Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest. |
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