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Latitude: 51.9303 / 51°55'49"N
Longitude: -2.4049 / 2°24'17"W
OS Eastings: 372255
OS Northings: 225831
OS Grid: SO722258
Mapcode National: GBR NRFL.DYR
Mapcode Global: VH93W.8RG3
Entry Name: Market House
Listing Date: 2 October 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1078631
English Heritage Legacy ID: 125698
Location: Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL18
District: Forest of Dean
Civil Parish: Newent
Built-Up Area: Newent
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Newent St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO 7225-7325 NEWENT MARKET SQUARE
13/165 Market House
Market House; late C16 or early C17, restored 1864 for R.F.Onslow.
Heavy timber posts on stone bases, ground floor; close-studded
timber-framing, white-rendered infill above: tiled roof. 3-bay
hall, small semi-octagonal extension one end: 2 storeys. Ground
floor slight chamfer to posts, row down centre of building, curved
braces to bressumers: posts to semi-octagon much smaller section.
First floor close studding, no centre rail: straight braces corner
posts to bressumer: 4-light timber window, flat head, trefoil-
heads to lancets. Gable over centre north-east face: raised on
small, square panels, curved corner decoration. Diagonal timbers
form diamond-set square pattern,carved bargeboards, timber finial,
iron weathervane. Extension 1 lancet per face, hipped roof.
Right return as north-east face, but heavy jowls to posts: gable
close studded up to collar, V-struts above. Wooden steps up to
external door south-west face.
Internally, open below. Upper hall boarded, panelled sloping
ceiling: cambered tie-beams to 2 trusses; measured drawing
exhibited in hall shows 2 pairs angle struts, collar and V-struts
over. Extension forms separate room; added 1864. Photograph of
c1840 painting in hall shows exterior largely unaltered by
restoration. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument, AM No 114.
(Kelly's, Gloucestershire Directory, 1885.)
Listing NGR: SO7225525831
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