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The Guildhall, Lyme Regis

Description: The Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 103791

OS Grid Reference: SY3429792110
OS Grid Coordinates: 334297, 92110
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7249, -2.9322

Location: A3052, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QA

Locality: Lyme Regis
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT7 3QA

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Listing Text

(South East Side)
The Guildhall
SY 3492 1/18 25.4.52.
Rebuilt 1887, incorporating early C16 to Cl7 fittings from the previous building.
Inside, and within 1st floor chambers, some Cl7 fittings eg dais-balustrade.
East part of north front of 2 storeys, 3 window bays. Easternmost bay projects
forward with passageway through on ground floor. Venetian window on 1st floor
and round window above with gable over. On 1st floor, to right hand, paired
sash to middle bay and overhanging bay window with gable over to west bay. 2
wide elliptical arches on columns to ground floor; to right hand end, narrower
round headed doorway. To right hand again, a lower 2-storey bay; square grille
on 1st floor; doorway containing original door to Cockmoil on ground floor.
To right hand again, stair tower of flint, circular below, octagonal above with
slate cupola. Before south-west side of tower, flight of steps leads up to round-headed
doorway flanked by pilasters and with gable over. To south-west again, and in
recession, splayed transomed and mullioned oriel window to 1st floor; oval window
in attic with gable over.

From the land, The Museum & Guildhall form a group with Nos 60 to 62 (consec)
Church Street. From the sea, the rear faces of the Museum & Guildhall form a group
with the sea walls at Gun Cliff & with the rear faces of Nos 1 & 2 Broad Street.

The Guildhall closes the vistas leading down Church Street from the north & up Coombe
& Bridge Street from the west and forms a group with Nos 4, 4A, 5 & 6 Bridge Street,
Nos 42 to 45 (consec) & No 47 Coombe Street together with No 62 Church Street.

Listing NGR: SY3429592110

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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