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Description: Market House
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133072
OS Grid Reference: SO8725600749
OS Grid Coordinates: 387256, 200749
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7053, -2.1858
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SO 8600-8700 MINCHINHAMPTON MARKET SQSUARE, Minchinhampton Town
19/280 Market House
Market house. Dated 1698; restored 1944. Coursed and squared
limestone; ashlar chimney; stone slate roof. Large open sided
market area, 8 x 2 bays; large meeting room above. Two open round
arches to north east gable end with keystones and imposts.
Circular piers with heavy caps and bases to long sides, many
replaced by square piers. Timber cross-windows to upper floor with
leaded casements, some blocked including those to north east end.
Band above arcade and deep plastered coving are taken across gable
ends; 2 small attic casements above at north east end and small
gable-mounted chimney with plain cap. Attached stone steps to rear
of building supported on arched base. North east end has datestone
and panel of charges made by Lord of the Manor.
Interior: open market area has moulded cross-beams with row of
bulbous baluster-shaped timber piers at centre. Later enclosed
area at south west end incorporates war memorial inscription.
Market house built by Philip Sheppard, Lord of the Manor, in 1698,
intended for sale of wool and yarn. Became one of the 4 chief
wool-markets of the county in 1702. Scheduled Ancient Monument No
(N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 184-
207; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8725600749
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Source: English Heritage
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