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Market House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ledbury, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.037 / 52°2'13"N

Longitude: -2.4227 / 2°25'21"W

OS Eastings: 371102

OS Northings: 237708

OS Grid: SO711377

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.FTXP

Mapcode Global: VH860.Y2L7

Entry Name: Market House

Listing Date: 18 September 1953

Last Amended: 5 November 1976

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151844

Location: Ledbury, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Ledbury

Built-Up Area: Ledbury

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Ledbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Market House
(formerly listed as
The Town Hall or
Market House)
SO 7137 NE 2/20 18.9.53.


Begun circa 1617 and completed after 1655, and attributed John Abel, the King's
Carpenter. Timber-framed with a gable-ended tiled roof. 2 storeys. The upper
storey is supported on 7 posts on the long sides and 3 at the ends all with curved
braces. The posts are of local Spanish chestnut, on stone bases, they are moulded
grooved and tapered with moulded bases. Upper storey projects on all sides with
chamfered bressummers and exposed timber framing, herring bone patterned on the
west and south, the other sides with square panels. 6-light wooden ovolo-moulded
mullion/transom windows with leaded panes, 3 windows on west side, 2 on south side.
Inside the open ground floor the floor is stone paved, the ceiling has chamfered
beams forming square bays. The upper storey has similar beams and exposed wall
posts. The stairs and most of the windows are modern. AM.

Market House with all the listed buildings on the east side of High Street form
a good group.

Listing NGR: SO7110237708

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

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