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Corn Hall Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7169 / 51°43'0"N

Longitude: -1.967 / 1°58'1"W

OS Eastings: 402375

OS Northings: 202018

OS Grid: SP023020

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.7J1

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.V3HN

Plus Code: 9C3WP28M+Q5

Entry Name: Corn Hall Buildings

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365373

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/4/237 (South side)
23/07/71 No.26
Corn Hall Buildings


Corn Hall, now offices and exhibition hall. 1862. By Medland,
Maberly and Medland. Limestone ashlar; parapeted roof, roof
covering not visible; ashlar right-end stack with moulded top.
3 storeys and cellar; 5-window range. First floor has five
2/2-pane horned sashes in moulded stone surrounds with
pilasters to left and right with carved lead capitals,
round-headed architraves over with keystones in the form of
carved heads enclose carved panels symbolising music, trade,
agriculture and the arts with a phoenix over centre window;
carvings said to be by Forsyth. Second floor has 5 similar
sashes with segmental heads in shouldered architraves with
keystones. Ground floor has 4 plate glass triple sashes with
segmental heads divided by timber mullions, with architraves
with waterleaf enrichment to outer moulding and keystones in
the form of carved heads forming hoods over windows and
springing from squat pilasters with leaf capitals as applied
arcade to ground floor of building.
To centre, similar triple pilasters support stone hood on
carved console brackets and with carved decoration in
spandrels of segmental opening with moulded stone architrave;
opening has pair of elaborate cast- and wrought-iron gates
with decoration including corn sheaves.
4 openings to cellar below ground floor windows are in plinth
with moulded top; frieze over ground floor; moulded cill band
to first floor breaking forward to form hood of doorcase to
centre, with wrought-iron balconette with corn sheaf
decoration to first floor centre window; moulded cill band to
second floor windows; guilloche frieze; modillion eaves
cornice; balustraded parapet with 6 dies.
Hall attached to rear in coursed squared limestone; Welsh
slate roof with coped verges. 6 bays with offset buttresses,
plain unfenestrated walls, blocked oculus in gable wall
towards Market Place, remains of brick stack in one bay to
north-west. South-east side has two pairs of double doors, one
pair in arched opening with flush voussoirs and blocked
tympanum; this side accessible from West Way but building
otherwise largely enclosed and surrounded by adjacent King's
Head Hotel (qv).
INTERIOR of hall has exposed rubble walls above moulded timber
dado rail; mid C19 architraves; C20 wood strip floor, timber
panelling to end wall and suspended ceiling concealing
original 6-bay roof above original cornice; roof structure of
elliptical form with timber ribs, continuous central
clerestory and cast-iron openwork infill to apex of trusses.
Angled corridor from Market Place entrance has one elliptical
arch on heavy moulded console brackets; interior of front
range not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.172; List of Buildings of Special
Architectural or Historic Interest: 1971-: P.95).

Listing NGR: SP0237502018

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