GUILDHALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207867
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1971
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1993
Statutory Address:
GUILDHALL, MARKET PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GUILDHALL, MARKET PLACE

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Thetford
National Grid Reference:
TL 87167 82998

Details

THETFORD

TL8783 MARKET PLACE 617-1/6/101 (South West side) 10/03/71 Guildhall (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE (South West side) Guildhall and Library)

GV II

Guildhall. 1901. By HJ Green. Gault brick with stone dressings. Slate roofs. L-shaped plan. 2 storeys and dormer attic. South front of bar of L consists of 5 bays of Venetian windows at first floor divided into 1-3-1 bays by pilasters. Rusticated quoins. Gabled roof with central polygonal cupola to east of a ridge stack. Stem of L faces Market Place and at entrant angle between the 2 wings is a convex projecting entrance porch with a round arch. One bay left and 3 bays right have round-headed sashes, the bays marked by engaged Tuscan columns. The stem has 3 big gables (one to each side) with Venetian windows and a central polygonal cupola mounted on a square plinth with a clock. Gabled roofs. INTERIOR: entrance leads to hallway with staircase at end: closed string, turned balusters, ramped moulded handrail and square newels. Right and left are courtrooms. Large Court to south with 4-centred barrel-vaulted ceiling. East wall with niche under a swan-necked pediment containing a Coade stone statue of Justice. Small Court to north with panelled bench intact. Main upper room has a groin-vaulted roof and is lit by Venetian windows on 3 sides. King-post roof construction. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North-west and South Norfolk: Harmondsworth: 1962-: 341-347).

Listing NGR: TL8716782998

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
384770
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North West and South Norfolk, (1962), 341-347

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/11350/04
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