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View of New Council House, Salisbury

View of New Council House, Salisbury

Engraver: Jukes, Francis

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIII

Item number: 39 z

Genre: Topographical Print

The construction of this council building, also known as the Guildhall, was begun in 1788 to a design by Sir Robert Taylor. It was built in Salisbury market place, on the site of the medieval Bishop's Guildhall, after a fire in 1780 destroyed the existing Elizabethan council building. As can be seen in this picture, it is mostly built of grey brick, with rusticated stonework on the edges, and is fronted by a Tuscan style portico. This portico was removed in 1889.

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