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Old Town Hall Vaults

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9693 / 52°58'9"N

Longitude: -2.6833 / 2°40'59"W

OS Eastings: 354208

OS Northings: 341547

OS Grid: SJ542415

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.JW68

Mapcode Global: WH89H.RMFH

Entry Name: Old Town Hall Vaults

Listing Date: 1 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260669

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch (Shropshire)

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. SAINT MARY'S STREET (south-
SJ 5441
east side)
8/113 No. 1 (Old Town Hall Vaults)
-
GV II

House, now public house. Mid-C19. Red brick with painted stone dressings.
Slate roof. Irregular T-plan with slightly projecting cross wing to left.
Tudor Gothic style. 2 storeys. Stone plinth, moulded stone eaves cornice,
and parapeted gable ends with moulded stone copings and shaped stone
kneelers. Brick ridge stack off-centre to right with stone-coped
rectangular base and 3 diagonally-placed square shafts, and brick ridge
stack to left-hand wing with 2 shafts. 1:2 bays; pair of outer first-
floor 2-light small-paned wooden casements, each with chamfered reveals,
stone cill and stone lintel with returned hoodmould. Central first-floor
canted oriel with moulded base and 1-:2-:1- light small-paned casements with
panels beneath and frieze, moulded cornice,and blocking course above.
Pair of ground-floor canted bays, each with flush lower panels, 1-:2-:1-
small-paned lights, frieze, moulded cornice,and coped panelled parapet.
Central pair of half-glazed panelled doors with chamfered reveals and stone
lintel with returned hoodmould. Blocked chamfered narrow opening in gable
to left with stone cill and lintel. Granite plaque on wall to right of
entrance, inscribed: "SIR EDWARD GERMAN / THE FAMOUS COMPOSER / WAS BORN
HERE / 17TH FEBRUARY 1862". Edward German is best known for his
operettas, such as Merrie England and Tom Jones, but also two symphonies,
many songs and other concert music. He died in 1936. The Old Town Hall
Vaults was formerly known as the Cornmarket Inn. Included for group value.
Kathleen Barnard, The Life of Edward German. Composer. 1862-1936 (1986);
R.B. James, Whitchurch - A Short History (1979), p. 10.


Listing NGR: SJ5420841547

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