MARKET HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1349392
Date first listed:
18-Sep-1953
Date of most recent amendment:
05-Nov-1976
Statutory Address:
MARKET HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARKET HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ledbury
National Grid Reference:
SO 71102 37708

Details

1. 5245 HIGH STREET (East Side) ------------ Market House (formerly listed as The Town Hall or Market House) SO 7137 NE 2/20 18.9.53.

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2. Begun circa 1617 and completed after 1655, and attributed John Abel, the King's Carpenter. Timber-framed with a gable-ended tiled roof. 2 storeys. The upper storey is supported on 7 posts on the long sides and 3 at the ends all with curved braces. The posts are of local Spanish chestnut, on stone bases, they are moulded grooved and tapered with moulded bases. Upper storey projects on all sides with chamfered bressummers and exposed timber framing, herring bone patterned on the west and south, the other sides with square panels. 6-light wooden ovolo-moulded mullion/transom windows with leaded panes, 3 windows on west side, 2 on south side. Inside the open ground floor the floor is stone paved, the ceiling has chamfered beams forming square bays. The upper storey has similar beams and exposed wall posts. The stairs and most of the windows are modern. AM.

Market House with all the listed buildings on the east side of High Street form a good group.

Listing NGR: SO7110237708

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
151844
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 12 Jun 2000
Reference: IOE01/01857/26
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