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Latitude: 51.9143 / 51°54'51"N
Longitude: -2.5841 / 2°35'2"W
OS Eastings: 359919
OS Northings: 224130
OS Grid: SO599241
Mapcode National: GBR FR.PHMQ
Mapcode Global: VH86J.547V
Entry Name: Market House
Listing Date: 22 October 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098680
English Heritage Legacy ID: 153553
Location: Ross-on-Wye, County of Herefordshire, HR9
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Ross-on-Wye
Built-Up Area: Ross-on-Wye
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Ross
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
1560 MARKET PLACE
SO 5924 1/57 Market House
Late C17. Said to have been built by Frances-wife of the 2nd Duke of Somerset
1660-1674. Local red sandstone and ashlar with tiled roof. Ground floor
is open with an arcade of 6 bays on the North and South sides and 2 at each
end. Round arches with Doric columns, with ½columns as responds. At East
end 2 windows, each with 3 round headed lights and between them a round
recess with keyblocks and bust (? of Charles II). At Nest end, a similar
window and 4 rectangular sunk panels formerly finished with pediments and
scrolls now weathered away. Similar window in North and South walls. In
centre of North wall is a round-headed door opening onto a recessed balcony
with panelled and carved posts and turned balusters to the railings. On
South wall near the East end is a carved monogram with the initials F C
or T C. Small square boarded lantern clock tower on roof with modillioned
cornice and concave lead covered roof and small arched shuttered openings
on each side. In South West bay is a staircase in a panelled enclosure,
with straight strings, turned balusters, wide handrail and square newels.
Upstairs a range of 4 oak posts, carved as diminishing Ionic pilasters support
the roof. RCHM 2. Scheduled AM.
Listing NGR: SO5991924130
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