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The Town Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rye, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9504 / 50°57'1"N

Longitude: 0.7342 / 0°44'3"E

OS Eastings: 592151

OS Northings: 120333

OS Grid: TQ921203

Mapcode National: GBR RZ1.6H2

Mapcode Global: FRA D6FL.MVF

Plus Code: 9F22XP2M+5M

Entry Name: The Town Hall

Listing Date: 12 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434752

Location: Rye, Rother, East Sussex, TN31

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Rye

Built-Up Area: Rye

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Rye

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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The Town Hall
TQ 9220 1/29 12.10.51.


1742-1743. Architect Andrew Jelfe. 2 storey and attic. 5 windows. Red
brick with Portland stone dressings, long and short quoins, string course
above ground floor and cornice with modillions above the 1st floor. High
brick parapet with its own cornice, stone caps at the ends and the coat
of arms of Rye, also in Portland stone, in the centre surmounted by a broken
pediment. Cupola in the centre of the roof. Windows set in surrounds
of Portland stone with segmental heads and keystones over. The ground
floor forms a kind of narthex, originally open with an arcade of square
Portland stone columns, and arches with keystones over them, but 2 of the
bays have been filled in, the centre one to contain the fire engine and
the eastern most one to form the Magistrates' Room. 2 doorways in the
arcade lead to the Council Chamber above, that in the westernmost bay having
fluted Doric pilasters and entablature, that in the easternmost bay, which
is still open, having plain pilasters and a round arch. Panelled Council
Chamber on the 1st floor. Small attic rooms above. On the 1st floor of
the staircase wing at the back is a Portland stone sundial dated 1831.

Durrant House. Nos 3 to 7 (consec). Town Hall and La Rochelle, East Street
form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9214720330

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