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The interior roof of an old building at Hereford

The interior roof of an old building at Hereford

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42019

Item number: f29

Length: 17.5

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Although this building cannot be correctly identified, it does resemble one of the fine timber market places that were central to trade in Hereford during the 16th and 17th centuries. One such building was the Old Town Hall, a half-timbered construction supported by three rows of ornate columns. Nikolaus Pevsner was to remark that the structure "was the most fantastic black and white building imaginable, three-storeyed, with gabels and the richest, most curious decoration" ( from Nikolaus Pevsner: The buildings of England, Herefordshire 1963 p.180)

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