Description: The Old Guildhall
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 278613
OS Grid Reference: TL9856536258
OS Grid Coordinates: 598565, 236258
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9893, 0.8905
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5377 (West Side)
The Old Guildhall
TL 9836 24/878 10.l.53.
A fine C16 and C17 timber-framed building with exposed timber-framing
and plaster infil. 2 storeys. The upper storey is jettied on the whole
of the east front and north side on exposed joists, with curved brackets
and moulded shafts with capitals, and a moulded bressummer. At the north-west
corner there is a massive corner post and bracket. The upper storey is
divided into 4 bays and the ground storey is divided into 11 bays by moulded
shafts with capitals. 4 window range, casements with moulded mullions
and lattice leaded lights. There is the original 4-centred arched doorhead
of a former doorway. The house was restored at the beginning of the C20
and divided into tenements. The present doorways, approached by steps,
are boarded, with fillets. Roofs tiled, with a fine central chimney stack
with 6 octagonal shafts with moulded bases (rebuilt at the top) on a rectangular
base (dated 1619).
Listing NGR: TL9856536258
Source: English Heritage
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