Record Details

NHER Number:34727
Type of record:Building
Name:Swaffham Corn Exchange

Summary

This Corn Exchange was constructed in 1858, probably by the local builder Matthias Goggs, a year after he finished the Dereham Corn Hall. The ground floor is known to have had a reading room, library and billiard room. The building itself is of red brick with gault brick dressings and a slate roof, and set out in a two by four bay block with each bay defined by giant arched recesses on pilasters with minimal capitals.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8196 0900
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1858 by Matthias Goggs. Red brick with gault brick dressings, slate roof. Rectangular two by four bay block, each bay defined by giant arched recesses on pilasters with minimal capitals. Two light stone mullioned ground floor casements under segmental heads. Two light arched upper casements, the mullions with foliate capitals. Pounched triangular inserts between wall arches. Saw toothed cornice. Roundel under gables with sheaf of corn.
Now converted to offices.
Information from (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 3 November 1999.

Monument Types

  • CORN EXCHANGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1858 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Coffee shop plan for old Corn Hall.. 30 November.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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