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Old Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Dunmow, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8729 / 51°52'22"N

Longitude: 0.3625 / 0°21'44"E

OS Eastings: 562734

OS Northings: 222012

OS Grid: TL627220

Mapcode National: GBR NGB.GH3

Mapcode Global: VHJJF.76H1

Plus Code: 9F32V9F6+5X

Entry Name: Old Town Hall

Listing Date: 16 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 353315

Location: Great Dunmow, Uttlesford, Essex, CM6

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Great Dunmow

Built-Up Area: Great Dunmow

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Dunmow St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

7/98 Old Town Hall


Offices, former Town Hall and former Guild Hall. C15 and later, timber framed
and plastered, but with timber frame exposed on ground floor. Gabled peg tile
roof with pyramid roofed bell cupola off-centre on ridgeline. Of 2 storeys,
but upper floor increased in height in C19. Jettied towards W and S. Front
towards Market Place has large C20 oriel on brackets on first floor with
hexagonal leaded lights. The gable over has C19 bargeboards and clockface.
Ground floor, has entrance door in lean-to on N. side and wide C20 mullioned
and transomed window. At the SE corner is a heavy dragon post and 'bracket.
S elevation has 3 large C20 mullioned and transomed oak windows witlh hexagonal
leaded lights over a series of C20 leaded lights mostly fixed between the studs.
The interior reveals 3 bays of heavy timber framing with chamfered 'bridging
joists and dragon beam. The posts have slight shoulders and arch braces.
The first floor was raised and converted in C19, to form meeting room, with
spectators gallery and has C19 roof structure of 'Jacobean' character with
false, arch braced hammerbeam trusses with drop pendants. Local tradition
is that it was formerly the Guild Hall of St. John. RCHM 16.

Listing NGR: TL6273422012

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

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