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The Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Faversham, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3158 / 51°18'56"N

Longitude: 0.8911 / 0°53'28"E

OS Eastings: 601571

OS Northings: 161382

OS Grid: TR015613

Mapcode National: GBR SW3.J3L

Mapcode Global: VHKJW.D6G3

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175932

Location: Faversham, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Faversham

Built-Up Area: Faversham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

THE MARKET PLACE
1. ----------------
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The Guildhall
TR O161 SE 3/1 29.7.50.
II* GV

2.
Built as a Market Hall in 1574. Converted into the Guildhall
in 1605. Enlarged and rebuilt in 1814. The building consists
of a market arcade on the ground floor with the Council Chamber
over and a clock tower at the south west corner. The building
is supported on 3 rows of octagonal colmnns, The arcade is
original, but the 1st floor above dates entirely from the
reconstruction of 1814. Stuccoed. Modillion cornice and
parapet with pediment above the north and south fronts,
each containing a round cartouche in the tympanum. Round-
headed windows on the south side, square headed windows on
the east and west sides, and a single Venetian window on the
north side, all in moulded architrave surrounds. Panelling
inside. The clock tower is in 4 sections. The ground floor
is rusticated. The lst floor has long and short quoins. The
south side of the 2nd floor is flanked by pilasters with a clock
face between them and a dentilled cornice over, plus an inset
parapet containing a balustraded panel in the centre. The top
section of the tower is an octagonal cupola with leaden dome over,
surmounted by a ball and weather vane. AM Photograph in NMR.

All the listed buildings in the Market Place form a group.


Listing NGR: TR0157161382

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

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