Friday, 12 November 2010

St. George's Hall

St. Georges Hall (above) stood in Pinfold Lane and was demolished in March 1898. The Hall was mentioned in the Corporation records as far back as 1568.
It was once the residence of Thomas Lodowick and the small stone shield visible in the diagram was embedded in the wall bearing the Lodowick arms. It was very substantially built and one great oak rafter ran the entire length of the structure, 56ft.
The wood from this rafter was later used to make an ornamental arch (below) which was situated in the Old Park near the old Corporation swimming baths.

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