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Watercolour of the Guildhall in Newbury Market Place by Frances Everett

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Newbury’s original Guildhall was built in 1611 and took up a large part of the Market Place.  The building had a number of functions including serving as a prison, you can even see on the left of the painting the stocks currently on display in the Museum.  After falling into disrepair the building was demolished in 1823 with part of the site it stood on being used for the Corn Exchange.

Frances Everett (1813-1870) was a local artist who was married to Reverend George Everett MA who was the Rector at Shaw.

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