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Description: The Old Guildhall
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284013
OS Grid Reference: TL9416073622
OS Grid Coordinates: 594160, 273622
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3263, 0.8478
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TL 9273 - 9373 BARDWELL QUAKER LANE (NORTH SIDE)
5/36 The Old Guildhall
14.7.55 (Formerly listed as The Guildhall)
Hall of the Guild of S.Peter, converted into 12 almshouses in C16, restored as
2 houses in early 1960's. Late C15. Timber-framed and plastered, with
plaintiled roofs. The east-west range is gabled at the east end, hipped with a
small gablet on the west. 2 storeys: L-shaped form. An internal chimney-stack
to each range. Mid C20 casement windows with square-leaded panes, and C20
doors. 2 small late C17 plaster panels with floral designs reset in the outer
wall of the east-west range above the door. The brickwork at the south side of
the chimney-stack was left exposed following restoration. The interior of the
north-south range has very heavy studding and 2 plain crown-post trusses with
arched braces, and seems to have been built as a 3-bay open hall (cf. the hall
arrangement at Church House, Hawstead, another late C15 guildhall). On a later
cross-wall inside at the south end, a large plaster panel in high relief of
c.1600, showing Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac, set into a surround of
strapwork and scrolls.
Listing NGR: TL9416073622
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Source: English Heritage
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