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Description: The Moot Hall
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239167
OS Grid Reference: NY9364564111
OS Grid Coordinates: 393645, 564111
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9716, -2.1008
1. (East Side)
The Moot Hall
NY 9364 1/3 2.10.51.
Late C14/early C15. T-shaped plan. 4 storey tower gate and 3 storey square
strongly built annexe. Routh ashlar. Tower has 2 storey pointed recess on
each side with portcullis provision and 2 light windows with cusped heads.
Vaulted throughfare on ground floor. Stair windows to west, stair windows and
1 window to east. 3rd floor consists of small rectangular blocks, with chapel
to east. Annexe has machicolated parapet and 1 window on each side, 2 light
windows with cusped head. East side has C17 exterior staircase to 1st floor
and doorway with pointed arch. To right of doorway is a garde robe projection
rising to the parapet. Interior: Borough Library on 1st floor. 2nd floor
ruinous and contains the old town stocks. Ground floor has segmental barrel
St Andrew's Church together with the listed buildings in the Market Place, form a group.
of which Nos 8. 10 and 16 are of local interest.
Listing NGR: NY9364764114
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Source: English Heritage
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