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This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The building, a former Benedictine Monastery became a Guildhall in 1553 It contained a Magistrates Court from 1624 until 1974. At various times it housed the town's prison from where...More
So much history in such a small building spanning seven centuries. It's free entry with a suggested donation of £1. Well worth the money. The guide was terrific and great with the young teenager letting them lock the jail from the outside with a key...More
Well worth a visit. The building has been used as a jail, courthouse, museum and is still used for town council meetings.
The guide - a local volunteer - was excellent , very informative and interesting with some entertaining tales from events in the towns...More
Sixteenth century original court room and a functioning council chamber. Courtroom, jail, council chambers and a lot of history and a friendly and informative guide. Worth a visit.
There are some lovely cake shops, an Elizabethan house museum, we had lunch at Pie street which...More
Stumbled across this place behind St. Mary's church. A gentlemen who appeared to be "on duty" was eager to share with us the history of the town guild hall, which contains a listing of all the mayors, including the current mayor dressed in formal mayoral...More
For a free attraction relying on donations it was reasonably interesting combined with the castle and Elizabethan museum certainly helped learn a great deal more about Totnes but very much short and sweet.
Have visited family in Totnes for years and have never been inside this interesting building that has been used as a court, prison and meeting place over the years since it was built in 1553. Located behind St Marys church, it is free to enter...More
The Guildhall is a fascinating place and the guide on the day of our visit brought it alive. The building is very evidently still in use with the mayor's parlour and council meetings held there but it is an historic building and its various uses...More