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Old Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newport, Telford and Wrekin

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.767 / 52°46'1"N

Longitude: -2.3778 / 2°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 374605

OS Northings: 318892

OS Grid: SJ746188

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.YQYF

Mapcode Global: WH9CR.FQY2

Entry Name: Old Guildhall

Listing Date: 28 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255362

Location: Newport, Telford and Wrekin, TF10

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Newport

Built-Up Area: Newport (Telford and Wrekin) B

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Newport St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/09/2012


SJ 7418 NE 2/7
5362
28.4.52


NEWPORT
HIGH STREET
(West Side)
Nos 1 and 3 (Old Guildhall)


II*


Possible Guildhall, later in domestic use, now a shop pair (July 1986). Circa
1400, extended to the north in the later C16, with gable added to the north end
of the street front sometime in the C19. Exposed timber-framing with painted brick
infilling; framing with close-studding and wind-braces. Plain tiled roof with
end stack and ridge stack to right of centre on lateral ridge. C19 ornamental
bargeboards on left crosswing gable. 2 storeys; irregular fenestration of 4 windows
on first floor, the outer ones in small square gabled oriel-bays, the inner pair
glazing bar sashes. Central C19 bay on ground floor, canted with glazing bars;
shopfronts on ground floor of crosswings, both with central entrances. Doorway
to right of central ground-floor bay. Bressumer over ground floor of central recess
carved with guilloche and other decoration, and 'PW' and 'William 1615 Grecari'
(probably not related to any building date). Interior: the crosswing to the left
contains evidence that it was built as an open-hall, gable-end to the street.
It originally consisted of four bays, the two end bays floored and the two central
bays open to the roof. Central truss shows evidence of cusped arch-braces. Two
rows of purlins to roof, one close to the apex of the roof, the purlins and principal
rafters chamfered and stopped. Cusped and pierced windbraces between rows of
purlins. This building is listed II* for its rarity as an example of a former
open hall with cusped arch-braced and wind-braced roof, especially considering
its easterly position.


Listing NGR: SJ7460518892

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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