Guildford Guildhall

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Guildford Guildhall
Guildhall, Guildford.jpg
TypeGuildhall
LocationHigh Street
Coordinates51°14′09″N 0°34′20″W / 51.23587°N 0.57236°W / 51.23587; -0.57236Coordinates: 51°14′09″N 0°34′20″W / 51.23587°N 0.57236°W / 51.23587; -0.57236
OS grid referenceSU 99764 49492
AreaGuildford
Builtc. 1550
Architectural style(s)Elizabethan
OwnerGuildford Borough Council
Listed Building – Grade I
Official name: The Guildhall, Guildford
Designated1 May 1953
Reference no.1180101
Guildford Guildhall is located in Surrey
Guildford Guildhall
Location of Guildford Guildhall in Surrey

The Guildford Guildhall is a Guildhall located on the High Street of the town of Guildford, Surrey.

History[edit]

Guildford High Street, including the Guildhall, circa 1828.

Formerly used as a courtroom and later as a Council Chamber. Constructed in the 14th century, the Guildhall stands today as a noticeable landmark of Guildford. The north end was extended in 1589 and the Council Chamber was added in 1683. The building facade was also constructed in 1683 and features an iconic projected clock which can be seen throughout the High Street. An extensive restoration was conducted in 1987.

The clock is supposed to have been presented to the Council by a London clockmaker, John Aylward, in return for being allowed to trade in the borough.[1]

It is a Grade I listed building. [2]

Present[edit]

Guided tours of the Guildhall are conducted bi-weekly. The Guildhall is also available for private hire.[3]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Guildhall". Guildford Borough Council. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "THE GUILDHALL (1180101)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ "The Guildhall", Guildford Borough, Thursday, 19 April 2012.