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© Dr Anthea Hatfield

IoE Number: 382612
Location: ST MARY'S CHAMBERS, 5 BREADMARKET STREET (south west side)
  LICHFIELD, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Dr Anthea Hatfield
Date Photographed: 04 August 2001
Date listed: 05 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 05 February 1952
Grade II*

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LICHFIELDSK1109NEBREADMARKET STREET1094-1/5/63(South West side)

LICHFIELD SK1109NE BREADMARKET STREET 1094-1/5/63 (South West side) 05/02/52 No.5 St Mary's Chambers GV II* Formerly known as: No.5 Priests' Hall BREADMARKET STREET. House, at one time the residence of guild priests, now offices. c1600 or earlier, with alterations c1760. Brick with timber-framed rear wing; tile roof with brick end stack. Georgian style. 3 storeys with basement; 2-window range. Top modillioned cornice. Central elliptical-headed entrance has architrave and radial-bar fanlight over half-glazed door; iron handrails to steps; entrance to left end has C19 stop-chamfered lintel over 4-flush-panel door. Ground floor has late C19 canted oriel to left with top entablature and small-paned upper lights; shuttered basement access below; bowed oriel to right has moulded pilaster strips, fluted frieze to entablature and small-paned glazing with opening pane; paired bowed glazed doors to basement below. 1st floor has Venetian windows with tripartite sashes with glazing bars in simple architraves; 2nd floor has windows with 6-pane sashes in simple architraves, inserted window to left end is similar. Rear has gabled timber-framed wing with square framing and longer brick wing. INTERIOR: exposed timber-framing and chamfered beams; open well staircase with simply turned balusters, square newels with ball finials and moulded handrails, said to be cherrywood; basement has flat joists and early brickwork. The home of the priests of the Guild of St Mary and St John until its dissolution. The birthplace of Elias Ashmole, 1617-1692, founder of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. (Wilkinson R: Look at Lichfield: Lichfield: 1976-).

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