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Red Cow


The Red Cow was situated on Corn Exchange Street. This grade-II listed pub was later known as The Cow. It closed in 2014, and is now used as Reys Chicken Restaurant.

Source: Karl Moreno
Listed building details:
Public House. 1898 by Richard Reynolds Rowe. Red brick and timber frame and plaster gable and turret. Plain tile roof with gabled ends, hipped corner, bands of shaped tiles and crested ridge-tiles. Brick gable end and axial stacks with corbelled brick caps and shafts. Plan: L-shaped plan on corner site. Old English-Jacobethan style. Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical elevations and canted corner with ornate polygonal oriel turret with pargeted panels, carved heraldic beasts and copper ogee dome with very tall finial and weathervane. N elevation 3:2 bays broad timber frame gable to left jettied out on canted bays and 2 canted arches between, tripartite attic window and pargeting strapwork in gable and ornate pierced bargeboards, ball finial and pendant. Between gable and turret 2 windows and large hipped dormer with deep eaves. 3-bay W elevation with tripartite dormer, centre light segmentally arched. The ground floor has plate glass windows with thin columns between and entablature above with moulded cornice, the doorways with large console brackets and over-lights, the canted corner with pair of doorways and semi-circular fanlights and cartouche in entablature above. On left of N elevation the window is canted. Interior: Ground floor of saloons much altered.

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