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HER Number:MDV63674
Name:Regent Hall, Market Square, Axminster


A former market building of circa 1830 converted to a cinema and now shop premises.


Grid Reference:SY 297 986
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/342/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87638

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Axminster, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV117703.

Chapman, G. M., 1988, Untitled Source, 11 (Monograph). SDV104538.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Axminster, 13 (Report - non-specific). SDV346144.

In Market Square are the former Market buildings of 1830, single storey and now much altered as showrooms.

Collings, A. G. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Market Square, Axminster, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV104438.

Former market building. Now the Regent Hall. Constructed circa 1830 following demolition of previous market house and guildhall. An upper floor was added in 1857 and the building was converted to the short-lived Regent Cinema prior to the Second World War.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Circa 1830 market building converted into a cinema and now shop premises. Slate hipped roof on stuccoed square brick piers. One storey. Six by four bays. Originally open-sided, now the bay between the piers are blocked or have glazed shop windows. Lantern over the ridge with thin wooden columns supporting a pyramidal slate roof. The south side has modern cinema front addition and there are additions on the west side also. Date listed: 6th June 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104438Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Market Square, Axminster. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV104538Monograph: Chapman, G. M.. 1988. A History of Axminster to 1910. Unknown. 11.
SDV117703List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Axminster. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 13.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97397 ]
SDV346144Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Axminster. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13.
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV63673Related to: Market Square, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV852 - Archaeological assessment of a proposed development at Market Square, Axminster

Date Last Edited:Jan 19 2012 12:16PM