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The Guildhall

A Grade II Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2794 / 51°16'45"N

Longitude: 1.0798 / 1°4'47"E

OS Eastings: 614888

OS Northings: 157863

OS Grid: TR148578

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.PV1

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.N3QK

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085024

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170639

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Town: Canterbury

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
944 HIGH STREET
(North East Side)

No 11 (The Guildhall)
TR 1457 NE 4/62A 3.12.49.

II GV


2.
The exterior of this building is entirely modern but within and beneath are
older remains. In the basement is a vault, now much mutilated of about 1200.
Above is a hall of 6 bays much modernized inside and fitted up as a courtroom.
The 2 bays nearest to the High Street are apparently a later addition, perhaps
of the late C17. The main hall with its roof with moulded tie-beams and
wall plates is probably of the C14-15. The side facing Guildhall Street
was faced with an ornamental brickwork facade in 1700. It was entirely remodelled
and covered with a cement rendering in 1904. The main walls appear to be
flint and chalk rubble in origin. The 2 additional bays have only a flimsy
timber-framed wall on the west. The building is scheduled as an AM.

Nos 11 to 15 (consec) form a group.


Listing NGR: TR1489457869

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