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Market Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3525 / 51°21'8"N

Longitude: -1.9948 / 1°59'41"W

OS Eastings: 400457

OS Northings: 161488

OS Grid: SU004614

Mapcode National: GBR 2V1.0J5

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.C8SJ

Entry Name: Market Hall

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433330

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Devizes

Built-Up Area: Devizes

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Devizes St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

1.
1042 MARKET PLACE
(North East Side)

Market Hall
SU 0061 3a/108

II GV


2.
1835 by Pollard of Frome. Ashlar. A 2-storey front of 3 bays with slightly
projecting central bay crowned with square clocktower. The ground floor treatment
rusticated on projecting plinth with 3 arched openings, arches springing from
panelled string. Moulded string at 1st floor level carried over central arch
in pediment shape. Upper floor divided into 3 panels each with 2 wide flanking
panelled pilasters supporting plain frieze, cornice and blocking course with
panelled centre. Clock tower has clock on each face with corner honeysuckle
ornament, and narrow angle Doric pilasters supporting frieze, bracketed cornice
and blocking course with cast iron cresting and weather cock. Ground floor
arches have plain cast iron gates.
The interior is formed of 2 consecutive halls the 2nd being on a slightly
higher level. Painted brick walls with blind segmental arcading. Lean-to
side roofs rising to gabled roof clerestory over concourse supported by cast
iron columns with Y brackets. Clerestory windows of 5 lights in 1st hall, .. ..
6 lights each in 2nd. Brick wall separates 2 halls with semi-circular arched
entrance with the Town's coat of arms over. The 2nd hall has a flat roof.
Eastern end wall has segmental arched exit with 5 light window over.

Nos 29 to 42 (consec) and The Market Hall form a group.

All the listed buildings on the South West Side, South East Side, Market Hall,
Market Cross and the Fountain form a group.


Listing NGR: SU0045761488

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

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