Buckingham, Town Hall, Market Square

Copyright © Kevin Quick. Photo taken 2004


A Town Hall was built in Buckingham circa 1685, and was provided by the Verneys of Claydon and stood facing the current site. Toward the end of the 18th century the old Town Hall was deteriorating with the cupola on top in danger of falling. It was decided to pull down the old building and build a larger Town Hall, more worthy of a Borough. Consequently, in 1783 the new building was erected on a site belonging to the Temple-Grenville family of Stowe. The ground floor of the building had open arches and there was a large room on the first floor to hold the summer assizes. The rebuilding of the north wall, to allow Castle Street to be widened, and an extension to the south wall give the Town Hall a slightly unbalanced appearance.


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