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Shire Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hereford, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0562 / 52°3'22"N

Longitude: -2.7125 / 2°42'45"W

OS Eastings: 351241

OS Northings: 239996

OS Grid: SO512399

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DMSB

Mapcode Global: VH85N.XLV2

Entry Name: Shire Hall

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372484

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


HEREFORD

SO5139NW ST PETER'S SQUARE
683-1/7/298 (East side)
10/06/52 Shire Hall

GV II*

Shire Hall. c1815-17, with mid C19 extensions. By Sir Robert
Smirke. Ashlar sandstone; brick; slate roof; various brick
stacks. In neo-Classical style. Giant Doric hexastyle portico;
moulded pediment with triglyphs; 3 double doors within.
Symmetrical wings, with single 6/6 sashes in moulded stone
architraves; moulded bands and pediments. Wings: simplified
bands and cornice continue the portico entablature. INTERIOR:
an imposing interior, with many ornamental features.
Staircase: straight flight. Lobby: ornamental plasterwork;
domed amphitheatre with marble Corinthian columns. Great Hall:
ornamental plasterwork. Court rooms and retiring rooms: wood
panelling. Library: plasterwork ceiling. Grand Jury Room:
plasterwork ceiling; panelling; 6-panel doors with
entablatures; painted fireplace. Committee Room 1: late C19
wood fireplace. Committee Room 2: late C19 wood fireplace.
(Hereford Guide: 1827-: 57-59; Quarter Sessions Records).


Listing NGR: SO5124139996

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Description


HEREFORD

SO5139NW ST PETER'S SQUARE
683-1/7/298 (East side)
10/06/52 Shire Hall

GV II*

Shire Hall. c1815-17, with mid C19 extensions. By Sir Robert
Smirke. Ashlar sandstone; brick; slate roof; various brick
stacks. In neo-Classical style. Giant Doric hexastyle portico;
moulded pediment with triglyphs; 3 double doors within.
Symmetrical wings, with single 6/6 sashes in moulded stone
architraves; moulded bands and pediments. Wings: simplified
bands and cornice continue the portico entablature. INTERIOR:
an imposing interior, with many ornamental features.
Staircase: straight flight. Lobby: ornamental plasterwork;
domed amphitheatre with marble Corinthian columns. Great Hall:
ornamental plasterwork. Court rooms and retiring rooms: wood
panelling. Library: plasterwork ceiling. Grand Jury Room:
plasterwork ceiling; panelling; 6-panel doors with
entablatures; painted fireplace. Committee Room 1: late C19
wood fireplace. Committee Room 2: late C19 wood fireplace.
(Hereford Guide: 1827-: 57-59; Quarter Sessions Records).


Listing NGR: SO5124139996

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