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Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SW 65934 27471



SW6427 MARKET PLACE 631-1/4/148 Guildhall 22/05/72


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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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 890


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

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Date: 29 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/09361/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr George A. Taylor. Source Historic England Archive
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