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Description: Redesdale Hall (Town Hall)
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126657
OS Grid Reference: SP2046532436
OS Grid Coordinates: 420465, 232436
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9900, -1.7034
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5224 MORETON-IN-THE MARSH HIGH STREET
SP 2032 SW 2/43 25.8.60
1887. Architect Sir Ernest George, patron Lord Redesdale of Batsford Park. An
early example of the free Tudor style. Two storeys in golden, ashlar quality
rubble. Six bays. Cotswold stone roof with coped verges, finials and footstones.
Moulded eaves. Low diagonal buttresses; cill string to first floor. The roof is
distinguished by 2 asymmetrical features: a clock turret on the ridge with pinnacles
and crown bracing to a small cupola, and a tall crenellated lateral stack rising
from a gable over a sundial on the East front. In 2 parts: south part with
3 centred arches to ground floor, 4 to east, 2 to south, blocked and containing
3 light mullion windows, one open on south end. The north section more domestic
with 2-light Tudor-head windows. On first floor 3 similar windows of 4 lights
across the east front and 2 tall ones to south gable of 2 lights and with 2 transoms.
Redesdale arms in carved panel to south. North and west fronts similar. Crested
gutter and lead rainwater heads. Interior: ground floor divided by posts for each
bay, arcaded staircase with turned balusters and straight string to south-west
corner. The first floor room is of 6 bays with arch-braced trusses and crested
wall-plate to open ceiling. French Renaissance-style corbelled fireplace with
radiused cornes and carved panel with Redesdale arms. Gallery to south.
Panelled dado. Armorial glass.
Listing NGR: SP2041932390
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Source: English Heritage
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