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Market House

A Grade II Listed Building in Launceston, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6374 / 50°38'14"N

Longitude: -4.3595 / 4°21'34"W

OS Eastings: 233250

OS Northings: 84626

OS Grid: SX332846

Mapcode National: GBR NL.9224

Mapcode Global: FRA 17RD.3G1

Entry Name: Market House

Listing Date: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206648

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370035

Location: Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Launceston

Built-Up Area: Launceston

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


LAUNCESTON

SX32843384 MARKET STREET
660-1/4/99 Market House
25/09/90

GV II

Market house, now shops. 1840. Slatestone rubble buttressed
walls; slurried scantle slate hipped roof with large
hip-roofed clerestory 8 bays long with rubble piers with
cornices between side bays and stucco piers to 3-bay ends, all
windows with vertical glazing bars and random panes. Large
rectangular plan. Single storey over basement to north. Market
Street side. NW end entrance elevation has central hipped
dry-slate roofed porch and central granite pilastered doorway
with moulded entablature. Side walls are 10 bays with squat
vertically-glazed windows between buttresses. INTERIOR: now
fitted with shop fronts. HISTORY: when first built, the
central portion was a butchers market and the outer portions
were for fish and vegetables.
(Robbins AF: Launceston, Past and Preston: Launceston: 1888-:
329).


Listing NGR: SX3325084626

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

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