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SHIRE HALL

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SHIRE HALL

List entry Number: 1039388

Location

SHIRE HALL, COMMON PLACE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Walsingham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 223118

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5320 LITTLE WALSINGHAM COMMON PLACE (South Side)

Shire Hall TF 9336 NW 1/38 30.11.51.

II* GV

2. C15 origin; 2 storeys, floor removed late C18 to provide chamber for court. Flint with later brick parapet and window and door dressings. Steep pantile roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. First floor 3 large sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor 3 flush-panel doors in segmental-headed openings and on right main entrance with large pediment on shaped brackets and double doors with flush panels and moulded doorcase. Brick chimney stack at each end. Remains of C15 stone window frames at rear with ogee or 4-centred arch lights. Interior: court chamber complete with late C18/early C19 court fittings including chairman's seat, box benches. Royal Arms of George III dated 1778, panelling, and public gallery at west end under which is prisoners' lock-up containing benches and urinal. Quarter Sessions were held here until 1861.

Listing NGR: TF9344936835

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National Grid Reference: TF 93449 36835

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