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Description: The Guildhall
Date Listed: 29 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 175932
OS Grid Reference: TR0157161382
OS Grid Coordinates: 601571, 161382
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3158, 0.8911
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THE MARKET PLACE
TR O161 SE 3/1 29.7.50.
Built as a Market Hall in 1574. Converted into the Guildhall
in 1605. Enlarged and rebuilt in 1814. The building consists
of a market arcade on the ground floor with the Council Chamber
over and a clock tower at the south west corner. The building
is supported on 3 rows of octagonal colmnns, The arcade is
original, but the 1st floor above dates entirely from the
reconstruction of 1814. Stuccoed. Modillion cornice and
parapet with pediment above the north and south fronts,
each containing a round cartouche in the tympanum. Round-
headed windows on the south side, square headed windows on
the east and west sides, and a single Venetian window on the
north side, all in moulded architrave surrounds. Panelling
inside. The clock tower is in 4 sections. The ground floor
is rusticated. The lst floor has long and short quoins. The
south side of the 2nd floor is flanked by pilasters with a clock
face between them and a dentilled cornice over, plus an inset
parapet containing a balustraded panel in the centre. The top
section of the tower is an octagonal cupola with leaden dome over,
surmounted by a ball and weather vane. AM Photograph in NMR.
All the listed buildings in the Market Place form a group.
Listing NGR: TR0157161382
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Source: English Heritage
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