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Description: Guesten Hall Roof
Date Listed: 16 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 156143
OS Grid Reference: SO9522968422
OS Grid Coordinates: 395229, 268422
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3139, -2.0714
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SO 95 68 STOKE PRIOR CP AVONCROFT MUSEUM OF BUILDINGS
17/92 Guesten Hall Roof
Roof. c1320, rebuilt 1865 and restored early 1970s. Timber-framed with
corrugated asbestos cladding. Seven bays (eight trusses) of an ornate roof;
each truss has an arch-braced collar, with two raking struts above, the central
part of the V is a quatrefoil, the two spandrels are trefoils; there are two
tiers of moulded purlins with cupsed and pierced wind-braces. This was on
the Guesten Hall of Worcester Priory until that building was demolished; it
was re-erected on Holy Trinity Church, Worcester in 1865; the church was
demolished in 1969 and the roof was then re-erected on the ground at Avoncroft,
restored to its original pitch. (FWB Charles, The Guesten Hall Roof, Worcester
Cathedral. A Survey. Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, NS,
Vol 18, 1971, pp 49 - 63).
Listing NGR: SO9522968422
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Source: English Heritage
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