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Latitude: 51.5838 / 51°35'1"N
Longitude: -2.0972 / 2°5'49"W
OS Eastings: 393360
OS Northings: 187217
OS Grid: ST933872
Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.QKY
Mapcode Global: VH95S.LGN7
Entry Name: 9, Oxford Street
Listing Date: 1 July 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1269304
English Heritage Legacy ID: 460926
Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16
Civil Parish: Malmesbury
Built-Up Area: Malmesbury
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST9387 OXFORD STREET
758-1/4/267 (South side)
Guild hall, divided into pair of cottages until 1990
restoration, now cafe. C15, altered C16 and C17. Open hall
plan at right angles to street.
MATERIALS: rubble with ashlar dressings, stone slate roof
half-hipped to the front and with lower side cross gables, the
left-hand one with a lateral stack topped with brick.
EXTERIOR: 2 storey; 2-window range. The gable has a central
boarded door, with C19 shop windows each side with 12 panes,
and a 3/3-pane sash above the door.
The left return has chamfered ashlar dressings to a small
window near the front, dressings to a blocked window within
the stack, and two C19 3/3-pane sashes toward the rear. The
stack includes re-used ashlar blocks. Small terracotta finial
above the hip.
INTERIOR: open hall with a left-hand chimney breast rebuilt
1990, battered above the fireplace; 4 collar trusses facing S
with chamfered arch braces, on timber pads with a diagonal
threaded ridge beam and vertical ridge joint, and wind braces
to the 2 lower registers.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: cast-iron name plate inscribed MARKET
LANE to the return.
HISTORICAL NOTE: probably Guild House of the Merchants Guild
of the Alderman and Burgesses, granted charter by Henry IV in
1411, and the building may date from then. Inserted late C16
floor with chamfered ceiling beams removed in restoration.
A significant surviving example of this building type.
(Stirling D: Secular medieval buildings in Malmesbury, Wilts,
1150-1547: 1986-: 8; Victoria History of the Counties of
England: Crowley DA: Wiltshire: 1991-: 134).
Listing NGR: ST9336087214
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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