Oxford Town Hall

at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX United Kingdom

<p><b>Oxford Town Hall</b> is in <a href="/pages/w/139309682755115">St Aldate's Street</a> in the centre of <a href="/pages/w/106172386080335">Oxford</a>, England. It is a centre of local government in the city and also houses the <a href="/pages/w/110365309013571">Museum of Oxford</a>. Oxford is a city with its own <a href="/pages/w/113495852032839">charter</a>, but the building is always called the "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_of_local_government%23Nomenclature" class="wikipedia">town hall</a>". Parts of the building can be hired for events.</p><h2>History</h2><p>Oxford's <a href="/pages/w/198081620251315">Guildhall</a> was built on the site in 1292. It was replaced by the first Town Hall in 1752, designed by <a href="/pages/w/118952828151085">Isaac Ware</a>. In 1891 an <a href="/pages/w/112718908739603">architectural design competition</a> was held for a new building on the same site. The local architect <a href="/pages/w/138483032843598">Henry Hare</a> won with a <a href="/pages/w/109466642413913">Jacobethan</a> design. The 1752 building was demolished in 1893 and the current building was completed in 1897.</p><p>The new building originally housed the public library and police station as well as the city council. In 1936 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_City_Police" class="wikipedia">Oxford City Police</a> moved to a new police station further down St Aldate's. The central public library is now in the <a href="/pages/w/144904818856228">Westgate Centre</a> in <a href="/pages/w/143097005707809">Queen Street</a>.</p><h2>See also</h2><p><ul><li> <a href="/pages/w/110036925713043">Oxford City Council</a></li></ul></p><p></p>

Oxford Town Hall
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford OX1 1BX
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01865 252195

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