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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
Sighted just behind the Parish Church in the centre of Totnes the old Guildhall includes the town council chamber which was used - I think - until the 1970's. There are many interesting items on display including a replica of an ancient prison cell.
Very interesting small building . Plenty of local history but also a bit of fun having picture taken in stocks and sitting in old courthouse and pretending to send down your fellow visitors. Small jail attached. No charge just voluntary contribution. Recommend speaking to one...More