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Shire Hall, Walsingham

Description: Shire Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 223118

OS Grid Reference: TF9344936835
OS Grid Coordinates: 593449, 336835
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8941, 0.8743

Location: Common Place, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6EE

Locality: Walsingham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR22 6EE

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Shire Hall
TF 9336 NW 1/38 30.11.51.


C15 origin; 2 storeys, floor removed late C18 to provide chamber for court.
Flint with later brick parapet and window and door dressings. Steep pantile
roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. First floor 3 large sashes with glazing
bars. Ground floor 3 flush-panel doors in segmental-headed openings and on right
main entrance with large pediment on shaped brackets and double doors with flush
panels and moulded doorcase. Brick chimney stack at each end. Remains of C15
stone window frames at rear with ogee or 4-centred arch lights.
Interior: court chamber complete with late C18/early C19 court fittings including
chairman's seat, box benches. Royal Arms of George III dated 1778, panelling,
and public gallery at west end under which is prisoners' lock-up containing benches
and urinal. Quarter Sessions were held here until 1861.

Listing NGR: TF9344936835

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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