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North Yorkshire
Ryedale (District Authority)
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SE 78590 71762



SE780715 MARKET PLACE 801-1/8/81 Malton Museum 29/09/51 (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE Town Hall)


Butter Market and Town Hall, now museum. Butter Market early C18; raised and enlarged c1855. Tooled sandstone, formerly lime-washed, on chamfered plinth; rebuilding and extensions in dressed sandstone, part faced in C20 stone cladding, with ashlar dressings; arcades blocked with rendered brick. Slate roof with stone stacks, and coped gables on corbel kneelers at rear; one cornice ridge stack. Entrance front (north-east): 2-storey 6-bay front, arranged 1:3:2. Tripled bays project to form full-height frontispiece, with plain pilasters and moulded imposts, beneath massive grooved consoles supporting balcony with wrought-iron railings. Flight of steps up to panelled double doors with divided overlight in centre bay, and small 2-light windows in flanking bays. On first floor, half-glazed panelled door, between single-pane windows, gives access to balcony. Bays to left and right of frontispiece contain 12-pane sashes, and right end bay has single-pane sash. All openings are chamfered, and all windows have chamfered stone sills. Raised first-floor band, and moulded eaves band across frontispiece beneath coped parapet, stepped in places. Rear (south-west): 2-storey 4-bay front with 2-storey 1-bay extension to left. Ground floor of 4-bay part forms former Butter Market arcade of round arches on square-section piers, now blocked by 12-pane sash windows with stone sills; similar windows on first floor. Left end bay has single-pane sash on each floor. Raised first-floor band, stepped at straight joint with extension. Right-of-centre bellcote with louvred openings and pyramidal steeple with arrow weather vane. Left return (south-east): 2-storey 3-bay front, 2 bays to left gabled. Left bays round-arched arcade, blocked as at rear. Right end bay contains blocked round arch with impost band. 12-pane sashes on first floor. Right return (north-west): 2-storey 4-bay front, 2 bays to right gabled. Sunk-panelled door with overlight in centre in keyed chamfered doorcase beneath pediment hood on grooved corbels. 2 single-pane sash windows to right and one to left; similar windows on first floor. 2 pairs of blocked slits in gable end. Raised first floor band and moulded eaves band to left bays, beneath stepped coped parapet. INTERIOR: Ground floor: Butter Market survives almost complete: three 4-bay arcades of round arches of tooled voussoirs on square section piers with imposts. First floor: sunk-panelled double doors at the top of the stairs give entrance to former Council Chamber, with fine hammer-beam roof, now partly ceiled.

Listing NGR: SE7859071762


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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: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05783/01
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