Oxford Town Hall

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Oxford Town Hall on St Aldate's.

Oxford Town Hall is located on St Aldate's in the centre of Oxford, England.[1] The site was previously occupied by Oxford Guildhall. It is a meeting place for local government in the city and houses the Museum of Oxford. In addition, it can be hired for events. Despite the fact that Oxford is a city with its own cathedral, the term "town hall" is still used.

The first Guildhall was built on the site in 1292. This was replaced by a Town Hall in 1752, built by Isaac Ware, which was demolished in 1893 to make way for the current building. Following a design competition, the Gothic Revival design was by Henry Hare.

Visitors have included Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Town Hall". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 454–455. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 

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Coordinates: 51°45′6″N 1°15′26″W / 51.75167°N 1.25722°W / 51.75167; -1.25722