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Description: Shire House
Date Listed: 5 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 229283
OS Grid Reference: TG2325508546
OS Grid Coordinates: 623255, 308546
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6287, 1.2974
TG 2308 NW MARKET AVENUE
Shire House (formerly
5.6.72. listed as Shire Hall)
Crown Court. 1822-23 by William Wilkins, refaced in 1913. Red brick with
stone dressings. Roof not visible. Neo-Tudor: 2 storeys. 9 bays arranged
1:1:2:1:2:1:1, the centre bay projects and the end bays recessed. Central
entry with moulded 4-centre arch and polygonal turrets with castellated
parapets. 3-light "Perpendicular" window above entry. Doors in penultimate
outer bays with moulded 4-centre arches: blocked to right-side with C20 window.
3-light windows throughout with cusped arches and square dripmoulds. Bays
defined by turrets. Stringcourse at first floor. Moulded cornice beneath
castellated parapet with small gables above outer door bays.
Listing NGR: TG2325508546
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Source: English Heritage
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