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Shire Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7347 / 51°44'4"N

Longitude: 0.473 / 0°28'22"E

OS Eastings: 570861

OS Northings: 206892

OS Grid: TL708068

Mapcode National: GBR PKK.6D2

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.4NWK

Entry Name: Shire Hall

Listing Date: 20 May 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141328

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352597

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Electoral Ward/Division: Moulsham and Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Shire Hall
TL 7006 NE 3/36 20.5.49.


Designed and built by John Johnson, County Surveyor 1790-1. Classic facade
of Portland stone. Three storeys, ground floor rusticated with 3 arched entrances,
upper storey with central pediment supported by Ionic columns. Second storey
has 5 window range very large double hung sashes, glazing bars, the 3 central
ones with stone pediments, the 2 outer with segmented pediments and stone columns.
Third storey has 3 central high reliefs in the window spaces, representing
Justice, Wisdom and Mercy. Interior - Assembly Room with decoration much
altered in C19.

Listing NGR: TL7086106862

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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