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The Old Town Hall, Bewdley

Description: The Old Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 156936

OS Grid Reference: SO7802775040
OS Grid Coordinates: 378027, 275040
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3730, -2.3242

Location: 18 Wyre Hill, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 2UE

Locality: Bewdley
Local Authority: Wyre Forest District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY12 2UE

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Listing Text

SO 7875 SW BEWDLEY CP WYRE HILL (south side)

12/286 No 19 (The Old Town Hall)


- II

Probably a house, now a shop and house. Second half C15 with mid-C19 and
some late C20 alterations. Timber-frame with painted brick infill and tile
roof. Three framed bays aligned east/west, with an added brick bay to east;
gable end stacks and a lateral stack on front wall. Two storeys, four windows:
2-light casements, with lateral stack between two to left; ground floor: to
left-hand side: a boxed 6-pane sash with entrance to right which has a ledged
and boarded door; to right-hand side a tiled pentice roof over two square bay
windows with entrance between which has a wooden architrave and a half-glazed
door; to right hand corner a garage with two-leaf door; to left-hand end the
late C18 brick addition which is of,one storey with a dentilled brick cornice
and a 2-light casement. Framing: originally two rectangular panels high;
gable truss (to left) has two raking struts to collar and a clasped purlin.
This building is traditionally said to be the original Bewdley Town Hall,
but the structural evidence suggests it was an ordinary late medieval house.
(VCH 4, p 304).

Listing NGR: SO7802775040

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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