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The Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1135 / 52°6'48"N

Longitude: 0.1494 / 0°8'58"E

OS Eastings: 547279

OS Northings: 248313

OS Grid: TL472483

Mapcode National: GBR L8H.GM1

Mapcode Global: VHHKP.J4WL

Plus Code: 9F42447X+CQ

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 53157

Location: Whittlesford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Whittlesford

Built-Up Area: Whittlesford

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Whittlesford St Mary and St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

Tagged with: Gildhouse

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(North-east side)
10/338 The Guildhall
Guildhall, converted to several cottages and now one dwelling. Late C15 or
early C16, with C19 alterations, restored 1967. Timber-framed with plaster
infill; hipped plain tiled roof. Rear chimney stack. Two storeys. Four
equal timber-framed bays jettied to south-west and south-east elevations;
main entrance in second bay from left hand, and first floor entrance, to rear
of first bay. C20 boarded door in original wave-moulded wooden door frame
with four-centred arched head and carved spandrels. (Similar moulding to
rear door). Four first floor windows in original positions with leaded-light
casement windows and three ground floor four-light mullioned windows. Plain
curved braces to each bay post of jetty with carved pilaster ornament.
Roll-moulded jetty bressumer enriched with folded leaf carving. Weathered
corner post with roll-moulded dragon post. Interior: Original plan of
single bay to left hand divided into two rooms at ground floor with
three-bayed hall, and first floor hall of four bays with externals access.
Floor frames and crown-post roof trusses with plain chamfered detail.
Evidence of shutters to original windows. C19 tiled floor of note. The
Guildhall was used as the parish workhouse from c.1600, and occasionally as a
school room.
VCH Vol.VI. P.271-2

Listing NGR: TL4727948313

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