MEM21958 - The Guildhall Heritage Centre, Dulverton (Building)

Summary

The Guildhall Centre was previously two storey workshops, grouped around a central courtyard. It formed the stables, malthouse, courtyard and outbuildings to the Lamb Inn in the 17th Century.

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The Guildhall Centre was previously two storey workshops, grouped around a central courtyard, with a wrap around frontage of painted stone with plank doors and mostly paired timber casement windows. Parts of the building date from the 18th and early 19th Century with later additions. [1] In the 17th Century, this building formed the stables, malthouse, courtyard and outbuildings to the Lamb Inn. By the late 19th Century it had in part become Germans Ironmongers, with the malthouse and outbuildings converted to four small cottages. The building was developed to form the Guildhall Heritage Centre in the 1980s-1990s. [2] A house opposite the present Town Hall was described as Guild Hall on a deed of 1776, but not in a deed of 1649, and there is no evidence that Dulverton had a guild, so this may be one of Sydenham's re-namings. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p16, 17, 31.
  • <2> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.54, 101, 144-147, Photographs.
  • <3> Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. P.97.

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Grid reference Centred SS 9134 2790 (23m by 27m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Feb 11 2019 12:28PM

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