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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1073277



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Rutland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Oakham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-May-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 186494

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SK 8608 6/2 8.5.50. 1469

MARKET PLACE Oakham Castle


Rectangular ward enclosed by high bank containing fine arcaded Hall in transitional style, probably built by Walkelin de Ferrers circa 1180-90. Stone used is fine-grained shelly oolite from Clipsham. Stone slate roof, 3 later dormers 65 ft by 44 ft. The hall is divided by 3 shafts on either side into 4 bays, 8 paired windows under pointed arch, stone band continues cills. Round-headed doorway now in centre formerly at East End. At East gable end 3 blocked doorways, simple continuous moulding. Circular piers and crocketed capitals like those in the chancel at Canterbury. Carved figures of musicians in spandrels. Romanesque carved wall corbels. Earliest part of roof 2 red oak beams put in by George Villies, Duke of Buckingham. Formerly used as the Assize Court and now as the Magistrates Court. It contains court room furniture of late C18 or early C19 date and also collection of ornamental horseshoes left by each peer on first visiting the town as payment of tax to the Lord of the Manor. Modern additions built on to west. Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: SK8614708895

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National Grid Reference: SK 86147 08895


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