Old Town Hall, High Street, Portsmouth - Lithograph by Martin Snape


An original lithographic print, with a title and inscription by Martin Snape in a window beneath reading "The old town hall, Portsmouth. With every good wish from Mr & Mrs Snape, Xmas 1916".

Framed and glazed in our studio using conservation materials

Overall size including frame 28.3 x 30.8 cm

A depiction of Portsmouth town hall in the High Street is it appeared in the late 18th and early 19th century. Built in 1739, the town hall incorporated civic offices above a covered market which included a butchers' shambles and fish market. It was later judged to be an impediment to the smooth running of traffic along the High Street and was demolished in 1838.

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