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Grade II
EH LBS Legacy ID 384947
Date assigned Wednesday, May 19, 1971
Date last amended


Former corn exchange, now bingo hall. Dated 1847 on inscribed foundation stone, altered internally mid and late C20. By Henry Duesbury with sculpture by John Bell. Ashlar and brick, with ashlar dressings and partly glazed ridge and furrow roof. Italian Baroque style. Steps, plinth, giant Corinthian double pilasters, cornice and balustrade with double corner pedestals with finials. Front single storey, rear 2 storeys plus basement. 3x8 bays. 3 round headed alcoves with pilasters and keystones and coffered panelled heads, each with a pair of half-glazed doors. Above, in the centre of the parapet, a datestone, 1847, in Roman numerals. Central square tower with pilastered corners and pedimented gable, topped with an octagonal dome with finial. On each face a blank dial draped with a sheaf. Life-size supporting figures of Agriculture and Commerce. River front has rendered plinth and pilasters. Projecting centre, one window, with pilasters and full height round headed recess with keystone. Above it, a rendered square pedestal topped with a 2-stage octagonal bell turret with conical roof. Central glazing bar sash flanked by smaller windows, 2 to left, 3 to right. Above, central blank flanked by single glazing bar sashes with keystones. Below, segment headed glazing bar sash flanked to left by C20 casement and to right by segment headed French window. On either side, 8 full height round headed blank panels. Right side has 6 segment headed openings to the basement, mostly with close boarded doors, and to the right a 2-leaf panelled door. Interior has Corinthian pilasters and moulded cornice. At either end, a 3 bay panelled gallery, with the recesses below panelled in late C20. Unusual roof structure with 3 parallel ridges, carried on panelled wooden beams. Originally glazed, now mainly panelled. Entrance lobby has panelled doors and recesses. (EH)

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Grid reference Centred SK 79611 53935 (33m by 29m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark

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Nov 20 2017 3:27PM

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