The Booth Hall - Westgate Street, Gloucester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 52.002 W 002° 14.932
30U E 551718 N 5746479
Quick Description: A blue plaque indicating that the Booth Hall stood at this point.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 8:50:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMCPFD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:
The plaque, near the north west corner of Shire Hall, reads:
"Until 1957 here stood / The Booth Hall / mentioned in 1230, it served / as a Guildhall, Assize Court, / Theatre, Concert Hall and / finally Cinema. Here Shakespeare / probably acted, M.P.s were elected / and George Whitfield preached."

The Booth Hall was the ancient Guildhall, or place like an Exchange, where merchants displayed their wares. Wat year it was converted into an Assize Court is not known. It was rebuilt in 1606 and was a lofty building with many windows. During part of the reign of James 1st it was used as a prison.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Gloucester Tourism Board

Individual Recognized: The Booth Hall

Physical Address:
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester, Gloucestershire United Kingdom


Web Address: Not listed

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