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Latitude: 50.1011 / 50°6'4"N
Longitude: -5.2744 / 5°16'27"W
OS Eastings: 165934
OS Northings: 27471
OS Grid: SW659274
Mapcode National: GBR Z1.0PKF
Mapcode Global: VH133.JQGC
Entry Name: Guildhall
Listing Date: 22 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196492
English Heritage Legacy ID: 385498
Location: Helston, Cornwall, TR13
Civil Parish: Helston
Built-Up Area: Helston
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Helston
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW6427 MARKET PLACE
Guildhall. 1839. By George Wightwick. Granite ashlar with
rock-faced plinth; rustication to ground floor of front;
moulded architraves, moulded mid-floor string and eaves;
moulded triangular pediment fronting low-pitched roof.
Rectangular plan. Neo-classical style. 2-storey pedimented
front of 3 bays. Pediment with central clock flanked by carved
winged figures over Doric frieze with triglyphs (returned to
sides as part of parapet entablature); central date; 3
first-floor 12-pane hornless sashes with moulded architraves
and hoods framed by distyle in antae with fluted Doric
columns. Ground floor has 3 pilastered doorways with solid
triangular pediments on consoles; original overlights and
pairs of panelled doors. Other elevations well-detailed and
complete. Side walls with articulated bays and tall sashes.
Basement also has original sashes. INTERIOR: council chamber
with columns of former gallery but later floored in; original
plaster ceiling to the now separate room above. Part of a fine
group, including the market hall (now the Museum (qv)), which
were built at the height of Helston's prosperity resulting
from the tin-mining industry.
(Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600-1840: London: 1978-: 890).
Listing NGR: SW6593427471
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