Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1340484

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1960



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud (District Authority)

Parish: Minchinhampton

National Grid Reference: SO 87256 00749


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SO 8600-8700 MINCHINHAMPTON MARKET SQSUARE, Minchinhampton Town (south side)

19/280 Market House 28.6.60


Market house. Dated 1698; restored 1944. Coursed and squared limestone; ashlar chimney; stone slate roof. Large open sided market area, 8 x 2 bays; large meeting room above. Two open round arches to north east gable end with keystones and imposts. Circular piers with heavy caps and bases to long sides, many replaced by square piers. Timber cross-windows to upper floor with leaded casements, some blocked including those to north east end. Band above arcade and deep plastered coving are taken across gable ends; 2 small attic casements above at north east end and small gable-mounted chimney with plain cap. Attached stone steps to rear of building supported on arched base. North east end has datestone and panel of charges made by Lord of the Manor. Interior: open market area has moulded cross-beams with row of bulbous baluster-shaped timber piers at centre. Later enclosed area at south west end incorporates war memorial inscription. Market house built by Philip Sheppard, Lord of the Manor, in 1698, intended for sale of wool and yarn. Became one of the 4 chief wool-markets of the county in 1702. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 255. (N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 184- 207; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8725600749


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Legacy System number: 133072

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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1976), 184-207
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)

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