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Description: Market Hall
Date Listed: 3 February 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 314081
OS Grid Reference: ST8565657905
OS Grid Coordinates: 385656, 157905
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3201, -2.2072
ST 8557 7/100 3.2.71.
Former Market Chambers. Now only skin deep front to modern shopping mall.
1861. Attributed to C. E. Davis. 3 storeyed, stone building in Italinate style
with gabled central attic. Wide front with 5 round headed windows in attic and
5 openings each to ground and 1st floors. Large brackets to eaves and gable.
Impost mouldings, billet hoods and stiff leaf foliage to 2nd floor imposts. Sculpted
vesca above in centre containing Lamb and Flag and Wheatsheaf emblems. Stiff leaf
foliage impost to 1st floor openings; also billet hoods, and panels below windows
(all late glazed sashes). Open arcade (in antis) on ground floor with round piers,
very stiff leaf capitals and plant motifs and motto outer order inscribed from
left to right: "The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof"; "Let everything
that hath breath praise the Lord", "Erected A.D. 1861 by William Stancomb Lord
of the Manor"; "A false balance is abomination to the Lord"; "Owe no man anything".
The engaged capitals at each end further sculptured with, to right, a plough with
sheep and, to left, woolsack and 2 sorts of spinning wheels.
Listing NGR: ST8565657905
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Source: English Heritage
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