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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.


List entry Number: 1254925



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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityShrewsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458369

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SJ4912SW THE SQUARE 653-1/15/667 Old Market Hall 10/01/53


Old market hall and court house. Dated 1596. Coursed and squared rubble with plain tiled roof. Upper storey is carried on an arcaded ground floor, with semicircular arches and Doric columns. Single arch with bulbous responds in each gable, and angle buttresses. SW gable has 2 mullioned and transomed windows flanking a statue of a man in armour. A plaque records that this statue was removed from a tower on the Welsh bridge in 1791. A further plaque beneath the windows records: "The XV day of June was this building begonn William Jones and Thomas Chartts gent then bayliffs and was erected and covered in their time". The date of 1596 is below this, and the Royal and Salop arms flank it. All this carving including the lettering is gilded on a painted ground. Coped gable with elaborate scrolled kneelers, and finial. Clock with hoodmould over in gable apex. Side elevations each have an arcade of 3 bays each side of a central gable. The shafts have an exaggerated entasis, and there are mullioned and transomed windows over. Eaves cornice with scroll decoration. Central gable has a single blind arch with beasts carved on the bulbous responds. Date and coat of arms in elaborate Mannerist niche over, and a 7-light mullioned and transomed window above. In the roof, a central wood cupola with weather vane.

Listing NGR: SJ4912412458

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National Grid Reference: SJ 49124 12458


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