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Description: The Assembly Rooms and Schoolroom Adjoining
Date Listed: 28 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 175017
OS Grid Reference: TR0648824790
OS Grid Coordinates: 606488, 124790
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9855, 0.9406
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1449 CHURCH APPROACH
(North East Side)
The Assembly Rooms and
TR 0624 1/48 28.8.51.
Said to have been erected as the meeting place of the Courts of Brotherhood
and Guestling, consisting of the representatives of the Cinque Ports and the Ancient
Towns, without their dependent members in the case of the Court of Brotherhood and
with them in the case of the Court of Guestling. The building was then called the
hall of the Ports. It was also used as Assembly Rooms. The Schoolroom is a small
room adjoining on the North West, The Schoolroom was erected in 1676, the Assembly
Rooms probably soon afterwards. The Schoolroom is a small building with a plain front
and the date 1676 on it. The Assembly Rooms are of red brick, brown brick and grey
headers. The front has 4 pilasters supporting the cornice with a large pediment over
containing a circular panel. The 2 centre pilasters have 2 sets of capitals, the
lower one joined by a cornice over the doorway. Sash window on each side between the +
inner and outer pilasters with glazing bars intact. The interior has some fine Cl7
panelling. There is a niche at the far end, flanked by pilasters and a very, fine
wooden door surround with fluted Tuscan columns and a pediment with Greek Key design.
There is a 1 storey extension to the South East of the original Assembly Rooms added
in the C19. Brown brick. Tiled roof with wooden modillion cornice. 4 sash windows
with red brick architraves over and glazing bars intact. Brick plinth with traces
of rubble and flint galleting to left hand side.
Rating Office and Assembly Rooms form a group.
Listing NGR: TR0648624797
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Source: English Heritage
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