The Presteigne Area
 
The Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne, Radnorshire

The Jacobean Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne.

This historic late 16th century timber-framed building is grade II listed and was re-styled in the early 17th century. It is open as an hotel.

Presteigne is an attractive historic market town which used to be the county town of Radnorshire.

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Crossroads near the Market Hall, Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales

The Market Hall, Presteigne.

This is the junction of High Street, Broad Street and Hereford Street showing the Market Hall on the right.

The Market Hall was built in the Italianate Gothic style and opened in 1869. The ground floor was initially open, allowing stall holders room for their wares, but has since been closed off, with recessed shop fronts beneath the arches, and now serves as the town's library.

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View of the Judge's Lodging, Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales

The Judge's Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne.

In 1824 the Old Shire Hall which stood on this site was on the brink of collapse so plans were made to replace it. In 1826 an emminent local architect was chosen to carry out the work. The new building was declared finished in 1829 and comprised a court room, gaol and lodgings for the presiding judge and it is a grand building indeed.

In the distance is the tower of the Market Hall.

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Some attractive old cottages seen from the churchyard, Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales

Some attractive old cottages in Broad Street seen from the churchyard.

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View of the Church, Presteigne, Radnorshire.

St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne.

This church was first constructed in the 9th century by the Anglo-Saxons and retains elements of the original Anglo-Saxon church within a Norman renovation and later Victorian restoration. It is a Grade I listed building.

 

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