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Market Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2138 / 53°12'49"N

Longitude: -1.6741 / 1°40'26"W

OS Eastings: 421862

OS Northings: 368570

OS Grid: SK218685

Mapcode National: GBR 57S.HLB

Mapcode Global: WHCD7.8H23

Plus Code: 9C5W687G+G9

Entry Name: Market Hall

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468063

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Bakewell

Built-Up Area: Bakewell

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bakewell All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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831-1/4/29 (South side)
13/03/51 Market Hall


Former market hall now information centre. c1600 origin;
altered C18 and with eastern extension of 1858 and later rear
porch. Deeply-coursed sandstone, stone slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 5-window range; double-span roof. Bridge
Street front: large quoins; plinth to bay 1 and straight joint
on right. Chamfered surrounds to 2-light mullioned windows
with leaded lights; first-floor sill band across bays 2-5;
single-light window to first floor of bay 1. Ashlar gutter;
mid C19 blind gabled dormers over bays 2-5 have painted
shields, shaped kneelers and roll-moulded copings with apex
gablets; end gables similarly treated.
Rear: single-storey porch has triangular-headed entrance with
double doors; leaded sidelights; ashlar parapet with moulded
copings. Chamfered mullioned windows and gabled dormer to main
wall. Tudor-arched doorway into right end bay.
Left return: 3-light mullioned window with dripstone; oriel
bay window of 1:2:1 lights to first-floor right.
Right return: 3 late C19 square-headed openings with central
entrance flanked by display windows. West gable rebuilt 1896.
INTERIOR: Bridge Street side has infilled arcade of 4 round
arches which spring from large blocks. Window heads of
opposite wall have reused timber lintels including 2 sections
of multiple-light windows with sockets for diagonally-set
mullions. Central valley supported on 2 iron pillars.
Each roof with small principal-rafter trusses having diagonal
struts; large-scantling purlins and diagonally-set ridge (some
The arcaded side wall was filled in C18; the building may have
been timber-framed on the upper floor.
HISTORY: served as Town Hall from 1827 also used as wash-house
and courtroom in mid C19. In 1858 floor removed and building
used as courtroom and assembly hall. Became market hall when
Bakewell's new town hall was built in 1891.

Listing NGR: SK2186268570

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