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Market House, Tetbury

Description: Market House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 128562

OS Grid Reference: ST8906293118
OS Grid Coordinates: 389062, 193118
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6368, -2.1594

Location: Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8DA

Locality: Tetbury
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL8 8DA

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Listing Text


7/287 Market House

6.9.54 (formerly listed as Town Hall)


Market House. 1655, altered in 1740 and 1817. Timber-framed.
Faced in roughcast to all sides except north which is in coursed
and dressed stone with some snecking, hipped Cotswold stone slate
roof with projecting eaves modillion cornice in wood in 2 ranges
with gables in centre to north, west and south. The whole
supported on 3 rows of open Tuscan arcades of stone with bases,
forming a rectangle 2 bays deep by 7 bays long, with additional
filled-in bay to south. East side originally had additional floor
and row of windows. North side retains original appearance with 2
large round arches with chamfered voussoirs and enlarged keystones
with moulded impost course. Tapering pilasters on bases and
plinths at sides and between with moulded cornice breaking forward
for "capitals". Blind oval panel in north gable. Buttresses to
outside walls at north end and attached Tuscan columns on inner
face of arches. West side has clock face in gable and copper
roofed cupola with bell and weathervane with dolphins. Floor over
arcades has seven 3-light cambered head lattice Lights with wooden
square hoodmoulds, with door above centre of arcade in same style.
South end bay was filled in in 1817 to accommodate town fire
engine. It has large central double doors on 1st floor with 10
stone steps up, and large moulded lintel with keystone and square
hoodmould and moulded jambs. Similar smaller doorways flanking
steps on ground flor, all with studded boarded doors, with 2-light
stone mullion blind windows over. Gable to south also has clock
face. Windows to east altered, some as west side.
Interior: Main room of 5 bays with central row of large wooden
columns on carved bases with debased Ionic columns, large plain
impost blocks and carved side bracing. Strut bracing to sides is
chamfered. (VCH, Gloucestershire Vol X1, 1976).

Listing NGR: ST8906293118

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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