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The Market Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2355 / 53°14'7"N

Longitude: -1.4292 / 1°25'45"W

OS Eastings: 438192

OS Northings: 371088

OS Grid: SK381710

Mapcode National: GBR 697.5H5

Mapcode Global: WHDF9.0YP0

Plus Code: 9C5W6HPC+58

Entry Name: The Market Hall

Listing Date: 9 August 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83409

Location: St. Leonard's, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40

County: Derbyshire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Leonard's

Built-Up Area: Chesterfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterfield St Mary and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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5169 The Market Hall
SK 3871 SW 1/80 9.8.76.


Architects Danes and Sons. 1857 for Chesterfield Market Company. Byzantine/Italianate
influence. Red brick with stone dressings and slate roof. The building forms
a hollow rectangle with a covered market in the centre space. Symmetrical eastern
facade to Market Place. 2 storeyed, 3 bay centre part - from which rises tall
centre tower- flanked by outer 3 storey 1 bay wings. Stone quoins and double sill
bands at 1st floor height. Additional stone eaves band from which springs wide
corbelled eaves cornice with blocking course above. Rusticated stone pilasters,
which flank centre 1st floor windows, carried up centre tower which has a rectangular
cross section with wide faces to east and west. 1st stage of tower, narrow band
of 4 small windows set in stone panel, moulded cornice above. Very tall paired
round arched lights containing louvred panels form 2nd stage which terminates in
heavy corbelled eaves cornice rising from stone band, and blocking course raised
in centre over clock. Formerly ogee slated cupola surmounted by iron ogee crown
and balustrade but this has now been removed. All windows have stone architraves.
2nd floor of end wings has triple round arched sashes with glazing bars. Sashes
with labels and vertical glazing bars to all 1st floor windows of this facade.
Arcaded ground floor with rusticated stone pilasters and stone archivolts. Arcades
now generally occupied by shop windows and doors. Centre segmental arch, others
round arched. North and south facades also of symmetrical design with slightly
advanced 3 storey end bays. Generally similar windows to those of eastern facade
but northern ground floor has a range of altered C19 shop fronts with centre round
arched entrance to Market Hall with keystone and wrought iron work filling tympanum.
1st floor windows of centre section have end sashes flanking 5 tall round arched
windows with glazing bars. Stone archivolts continued as impost band between windows
and above end sashes. South facade all of 3 storeys (greater height under same
roof due to sloping ground). 2nd floor centre has 7 pairs of round arches sashes
with sill band beneath. lst floor has 7 sashes with flat lintels. Round arches
to ground floor arcade now.occupied by small shop fronts, some incorporating decorative
pierced cast iron panels. Centre arched entrance to Market Hall with some ironwork
in tympanum (added rear 2 storey later C19 block of no interest). Interior northern
1st floor hall with arched windows has ribbed coved ceiling with plaster cornices,
tiled bands and panels, some 6 panelled doors and plain panelling in south range.
The Market Hall forms the west side of the Market Place and the centre of the continuous
Market Place - New Square space. It is a focal point of views from the entrances
into the Market Place particularly those from the east and south and terminates
the view along the narrow Shambles. The arcaded south side is particularly important
from Central Pavement. The strong horizontal lines of the facade continue similar
horizontals formed by the long lines of windows around other 3 sides of the Market
Place. The scale of the Market Hall echoes that of the rest of the Market Place
whilst its size and coherent design provide a dominant note emphasized by the tall
centre tower. Decorative ref. The Builder Feb 27, 1875 p 182.

Listing NGR: SK3819271088

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