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Guildhall, Ashdon

Description: Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 121431

OS Grid Reference: TL5810341465
OS Grid Coordinates: 558103, 241465
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0490, 0.3042

Location: Guildhall Way, Ashdon, Essex CB10 2HG

Locality: Ashdon
Local Authority: Uttlesford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CB10 2HG

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Listing Text

TL 5841 29/25 26.11.51


Late C15 timber-framed building mentioned in a will dated 1501 when Roger Bryght
left his tenement with 2 houses on it, called "Bryghtes" to the Guild of St
Mary the Virgin. The first mention of the Guildhall occurs in the court roll
for the Manor of Ashdon Hall in 1518. In 1731 the Guildhall was converted
into 3 dwellings for poor families and in the C20 it was restored and converted
into one tenement. On the north side the timber-framing is exposed and it
is plastered on the south side. Two storeys. The upper storey is jettied
on the north front, on exposed joists with the remains of some original brackets
and shafts. Five window farm on the north and south fronts. Casements with
lattice leaded lights. On the upper storey of the north front there are the
remains of the sills of 3 original oriel windows and a restored boarded and
studded door. Roof tiled, with a gambrel at the east end. A modern porch
projects on the south side. (RCHM 7).

Listing NGR: TL5810341465

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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