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A Grade II* Listed Building in Helston, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1011 / 50°6'4"N

Longitude: -5.2744 / 5°16'27"W

OS Eastings: 165934

OS Northings: 27471

OS Grid: SW659274

Mapcode National: GBR Z1.0PKF

Mapcode Global: VH133.JQGC

Entry Name: Guildhall

Listing Date: 22 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385498

Location: Helston, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Helston

Built-Up Area: Helston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Helston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


631-1/4/148 Guildhall


Guildhall. 1839. By George Wightwick. Granite ashlar with
rock-faced plinth; rustication to ground floor of front;
moulded architraves, moulded mid-floor string and eaves;
moulded triangular pediment fronting low-pitched roof.
Rectangular plan. Neo-classical style. 2-storey pedimented
front of 3 bays. Pediment with central clock flanked by carved
winged figures over Doric frieze with triglyphs (returned to
sides as part of parapet entablature); central date; 3
first-floor 12-pane hornless sashes with moulded architraves
and hoods framed by distyle in antae with fluted Doric
columns. Ground floor has 3 pilastered doorways with solid
triangular pediments on consoles; original overlights and
pairs of panelled doors. Other elevations well-detailed and
complete. Side walls with articulated bays and tall sashes.
Basement also has original sashes. INTERIOR: council chamber
with columns of former gallery but later floored in; original
plaster ceiling to the now separate room above. Part of a fine
group, including the market hall (now the Museum (qv)), which
were built at the height of Helston's prosperity resulting
from the tin-mining industry.
(Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600-1840: London: 1978-: 890).

Listing NGR: SW6593427471

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