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List entry Summary

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

Name: GUILDHALL

List entry Number: 1332349

Location

GUILDHALL, CORNMARKET

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

County District District Type Parish
BuckinghamshireWycombeDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 46010

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. CORNMARKET 963 (West Side) Guildhall SU 8693 SE 2/18 9.1.54. I GV

2. Dated 1757, designed by Henry Keene and built at the expense of the Earl of Shelburne. On the site of a Guildhall of 1604. 2 storeys, open arcaded ground floor, symmetrically designed east, west and north elevations. Red brickwork with stone stringcourse at 1st floor level. Bracketed stone cornice with blocking course. Hipped old tiled roof with delicate octagonal cupola of slender Roman Doric columns, on scroll supports, framing round headed openings and supporting broken entablature, with small dome and wrought iron weather vane. Central motif on each front, except the south, has slight projection and pediment, with round headed central sash window in stone surround with cornice and dummy balustrade under sill. Altogether 5 sashes to each front with glazing bars, flat arches to side windows. This building, standing out at right angles to the High Street fronts, makes a large contribution to the street scene. See illustration in Murray's Buckinghamshire by Betjeman and Piper. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Nos 1 to 5 (consec), The Little Market House, Guildhall, Premises occupied by Midland Bank and The Falcon Hotel form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8652293021

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National Grid Reference: SU 86522 93021

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