Yelde Hall, Chippenham

Yelde Hall, Chippenham
Yelde Hall, The Shambles, Chippenham
SN15 3HL
01249 705020
Region or country
England (South West)

The Yelde Hall is a Grade I listed building which has stood in the town since at least the 15th Century, although a building may have been on the site even longer.

The building was originally used as a jail (in the cellar), as a courtroom (on the ground floor) and as a council chamber (upstairs). The Chippenham Savings Bank operated an office in the building from 1822. It became a drill hall and from 1870 the Fire Brigade used the building until 1945. After some restoration work in the 1950s, the building served as the Chippenham Museum from October 1963 until it relocated to the Market Place in 1999. Following a refurbishment, the building then became the North Wiltshire Tourist Information Centre in March 2003 and then underwent a further refurbishment in March 2012 re-opening to the public as an extension of the Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre in April 2012.

What can be found at the venue?
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The Yelde Hall is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.30 to 15.30. It is free to visit.
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Chippenham Museum
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