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Description: The New Market Hall
Date Listed: 16 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 255065
OS Grid Reference: SO7161193045
OS Grid Coordinates: 371611, 293045
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5345, -2.4199
5357 POSTERN GATE
SO 7193 2/262
The New Market Hall
Market Hall. Dated 1856 on weathervane, in a polychromatic Venetian-Gothic style. Dark
blue brick with yellow, red and blue brick dressings. Slate roofs with lead roof to
corner tower. Corner position with facades to north and east and corner tower on projecting
pavilion at north-east corner. Two storeys with three more in tower. Arcaded ground-
floors with blue and yellow brick banding to pilasters of 6-bay arcade to north and similar
arcade of two bays flanking on each side a wide doorway with a mid C20 shop-fascia over.
Pavilion corner carrying tower articulated by horizontal rustication in yellow brick
with single yellow and black brick arches to north and east. Moulded impost-band carries
through along full north and east sides as imposts to arches. Moulded dentilled cornice-
band over ground-floor. Similar arcades to first floor although arches in pavilion below
tower are not set in horizontal rustication but are entirely similar to other arches,
though set between wide pilaster-quoins which demarcate the projections of the pavilion.
Round-windows with yellow brick dressings and cogged intradoses. Heavy overhanging
cornice with dentilled frieze carried on arcaded corbel-table. Low pitched hipped roofs
with various stacks. Tower on north-east corner with triple-arcaded openings to north
and east on first stage separated from round windows above by dentilled cornice-bands
and top-stage with five arched openings surrounded by raised arcades on brackets to form
corbel-table to heavy dentilled cornice; low-pitched pyramidal roof & weather-vane dated
1856. 5-bay addition in similar style to west with first floor set back. Interior:
ground-floor contains former Market Hall of 7 bays with cast-iron columns and angle
brackets carrying flitch beams. Assembly room on first floor with coved ceiling, moulded
door and window surrounds and two fire-places on flank wall. The New Market Hall is
a prominent landmark in the town of Bridgnorth BOE, p.82.
Listing NGR: SO7161193045
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