SP9416 : Ivinghoe Town Hall

taken 4 months ago, near to Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Ivinghoe Town Hall
Ivinghoe Town Hall
The town hall name refers back to a time when Ivinghoe was a market town of some importance, although much of the history of this building has been forgotten. The first reference to a hall was in 1519; it is believed to have had an open ground floor where wool was traded. For many years the hall served as a 'poor house' or workhouse until this function was transferred to Leighton Buzzard in 1834. In 1840 the hall was rebuilt with a timber framed construction and herring-bone brick infill to the first floor, but the ground floor was left open sided. The rebuilt hall was used as a magistrates' court. In the 20th century the building took on the role of a more conventional village hall, a function it still fulfills; the ground floor now accommodates a community library and a post office. It is grade II listed.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 30 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9447 1611 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.1372N 0:37.8198W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9447 1611
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Grade II Listed Building  Post Office  Village Hall  Library 

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