Great British Buildings Tour: Finchingfield Guildhall

Join us on a tour of the beautiful Grade 1 listed Guildhall at Finchingfield, Essex, led by KPT Architects, who have lovingly restored this building.

Date

September 23 2014 • 6.00pm
to 7.15pm

Contact

Delyth Turner-Harriss 01223 566285 delyth.turner-harriss@riba.org

venue

The Guildhall, Church Hill CM7 4NN, Finchingfield

Tickets

Adults: £6.00 (£5.00 + VAT)
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Tickets

Adults: £6.00 (£5.00 + VAT)

An amazing building of architectural and social significance.  Built around 1470, the Guildhall has been the centre of community life for hundreds of years. The building is in the heart of Finchingfield, one of the prettiest villages in Essex.

There are many stories to hear about the Guildhall. The specialist conservation required when KPT Architects, conservation Builders, Fairhurst Ward Abbott, and other specialist craftsmen, analysed the historic fabric and old records available to better design and conserve this beautiful building, using ingredients as near to the original as possible.  Also the work of the Guildhall Trust, who, saved and brought back to life to the building, which was derelict and on the At-Risk Register.

For the first time in centuries you have the opportunity to see ancient features that had been lost over time, or become hidden within the fabric of the building that have been conserved and reinstated, revealing such features as mullioned and oriel windows, window shutters, arched headed medieval doorways, original wattle and daub, later Victorian pargetting and 15th century wall, and these have been incorporated into the new phase of the building's life.

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