In the late 18th century the Hall was refaced due to problems with the structure of the building such as the bulging on the outside of the walls. This was recognised by Robert Mylne, the Company Surveyor. The Court decided that this was also a good time to enhance the appearance of the Hall therefore round headed windows were installed, slates replaced the roof tiles and a new doorway was built.

Six plaques cast from coade stone on the frieze of the Hall were also added during this period. These cannot be easily seen as they are very high up! 

Starting from left to right:

LION- A lion’s mask in a roundel

lion

SPRING- A putto with flowers and Aries the ram

putto flowers aries

SUMMER: A putto with sheaves of corn and Cancer the crab

putto sheaves corn

GRIFFINS- A central rectangle with two symmetric griffons and a flagon

griffons

AUTUMN- A putto with fruit and Libra the scales

putto fruit libra

WINTER- A putto with ice skates and Capricorn the goat

putto iceskates

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