HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 cc2290-1
44. Mr. Percy Wells

asked the Minister of Works why Faversham town hall has been scheduled as an ancient monument.

Mr. Stokes

Faversham Market Hall is an interesting early 18th century building and the Ancient Monuments Board for England advised me that it was a monument the preservation of which was of national importance.

Mr. Wells

Is the Minister aware that this is a comparatively modern building. having been started in 1814?

Mr. Stokes

That is not my information. My information is that it is 18th century, and that would be some time before 1800.

Sir Herbert Williams

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the town hall is a better prospect than the hon. Member?