Description: Guild Rooms
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305353
OS Grid Reference: SP1387959912
OS Grid Coordinates: 413879, 259912
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2372, -1.7982
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ASTON CANTLOW BEARLEY ROAD
SP15NW (East side)
7/6 Guild Rooms and The Porch
01/02/67 (Formerly listed as Nos.15, 16
and 17 High Street)
Village rooms and flat. Formerly 3 cottages; originally the Guild House. Mid
C15; altered C19. Converted 1960 (datestone). Timber framed; close studding with
lath and plaster infill, and brick plinth. Mid C20 tile roof; brick ridge stack.
Original plan indeterminate. 2 storeys and attic; 4 bays. Front jettied on
square posts and curved brackets. Ground floor has 3 plank doors and adjoining
3-light iron casements. Open whitewashed brick and lias porch on right has
arched studded door in wooden arch. First floor has single curved tension brace.
Small C20 wood casements. Leaded lights throughout. Left return side has 2 large
curved tension braces on ground floor, and jowled posts. Blocked 2-light windows
on each floor. Attic window. To rear: Ground floor partly underbuilt and
plastered, partly of lias. First floor has close studding. Interior: Exposed
framing. Jowled posts. Queen strut roof with massive timbers and curved
windbraces. The building was the hall of a Guild dedicated in honour of St.
Mary. In the C17 and C18 the upper chamber was used for manor courts.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.32; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.76).
Listing NGR: SP1387859912
Source: English Heritage
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