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Description: Old Guildhall
Date Listed: 28 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 255362
OS Grid Reference: SJ7460518892
OS Grid Coordinates: 374605, 318892
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7670, -2.3778
In the entry for
NEWPORT HIGH STREET
Nos 1 and 3 (Old Guildhall)
The grade shall be amended to read II*.
The description shall be amended to read:
Possible Guildhall, later in domestic use, now a shop pair (July 1986). Circa
1400, extended to the north in the later C16, with gable added to the north end
of the street front sometime in the C19. Exposed timber-framing with painted brick
infilling; framing with close-studding and wind-braces. Plain tiled roof with
end stack and ridge stack to right of centre on lateral ridge. C19 ornamental
bargeboards on left crosswing gable. 2 storeys; irregular fenestration of 4 windows
on first floor, the outer ones in small square gabled oriel-bays, the inner pair
glazing bar sashes. Central C19 bay on ground floor, canted with glazing bars;
shopfronts on ground floor of crosswings, both with central entrances. Doorway
to right of central ground-floor bay. Bressumer over ground floor of central recess
carved with guilloche and other decoration, and 'PW' and 'William 1615 Grecari'
(probably not related to any building date). Interior: the crosswing to the left
contains evidence that it was built as an open-hall, gable-end to the street.
It originally consisted of four bays, the two end bays floored and the two central
bays open to the roof. Central truss shows evidence of cusped arch-braces. Two
rows of purlins to roof, one close to the apex of the roof, the purlins and principal
rafters chamfered and stopped. Cusped and pierced windbraces between rows of
purlins. This building is listed II* for its rarity as an example of a former
open hall with cusped arch-braced and wind-braced roof, especially considering
its easterly position.
Nos 1 and 3
SJ 7418 NE 2/7 28.4.52.
Dated 1615. Timber-frame and painted brick; 2 storeys; a projecting gabled
wing at either side, that on left with C19 ornamental bargeboards; early C19
sash windows throughout, each side having an early C19 bay window with gable;
centre has enriched wood bressummer at 1st floor on carved consoles and with
inscription "William Grecari", and above date; recessed door in early C19 architrave;
plain eaves; tiles.
Listing NGR: SJ7460518892
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Source: English Heritage
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