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Market House, Newent

Description: Market House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 125698

OS Grid Reference: SO7225525831
OS Grid Coordinates: 372255, 225831
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9303, -2.4049

Location: Market Square, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1PS

Locality: Newent
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 1PS

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Listing Text


13/165 Market House



Market House; late C16 or early C17, restored 1864 for R.F.Onslow.
Heavy timber posts on stone bases, ground floor; close-studded
timber-framing, white-rendered infill above: tiled roof. 3-bay
hall, small semi-octagonal extension one end: 2 storeys. Ground
floor slight chamfer to posts, row down centre of building, curved
braces to bressumers: posts to semi-octagon much smaller section.
First floor close studding, no centre rail: straight braces corner
posts to bressumer: 4-light timber window, flat head, trefoil-
heads to lancets. Gable over centre north-east face: raised on
small, square panels, curved corner decoration. Diagonal timbers
form diamond-set square pattern,carved bargeboards, timber finial,
iron weathervane. Extension 1 lancet per face, hipped roof.
Right return as north-east face, but heavy jowls to posts: gable
close studded up to collar, V-struts above. Wooden steps up to
external door south-west face.
Internally, open below. Upper hall boarded, panelled sloping
ceiling: cambered tie-beams to 2 trusses; measured drawing
exhibited in hall shows 2 pairs angle struts, collar and V-struts
over. Extension forms separate room; added 1864. Photograph of
c1840 painting in hall shows exterior largely unaltered by
restoration. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument, AM No 114.
(Kelly's, Gloucestershire Directory, 1885.)

Listing NGR: SO7225525831

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Source: English Heritage

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