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Marquis Of Granby

Date of photo: 2011

Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The Marquis Of Granby was situated on East Street.  This grade-II listed pub opened in 1769 and became the Masonic Hall. Now converted to a shop and residential use.

Source: David Fisher
Listed building details:
Rear circa 1500, front 1769 when it was opened as the Marquis of Granby Inn. Front in stucco, No 128 brick. Hipped stone slate roof. 3 storeys. Modillion eaves cornice. Rusticated ground floor. No 128 has 2 inserted shop fronts and 1 4-panelled door with oblong fanlight. Others have 6-panelled doors with semi-circular fanlights. Sashes with glazing bars and keystones. Nos 124 and 126 have eared surrounds to 1st and 2nd floor windows, and semi-circular blind panels to blocked windows on 2nd floor. Rear part is remnant of the mediaeval Priory of St John. Rubble. Pitched slate roof with coped gables on kneelers East wall has a canted oriel window supported on coved and moulded corbel, 4 lights, each with 3 centred heads. The lower part looks circa 1500, the upper part possibly mid C16. Remains of 2 other windows with moulded frames, probably early C16, one with a relieving arch. Voussoirs of a pointed lancet incorporated into south wall. Interior of rear part. Ground floor room at north end has ceiling with all beams moulded, door with chamfered arch, and blocked door on west side (now a cupboard) with chamfered relieving arch and behind this an ogee-shaped moulding presumably once framing a door. Room on 1st floor above this has the oriel window In the east side: opposite this it has a blocked window with 3 arched lights and hollow chamfer: fireplace with chamfered 4-centred arch. Room at south end of 1st floor was evidently re-conditioned in mid C18: it has a moulded cornice and fielded panelling throughout, including reveals of 2 blocked windows to west. Further 1 storey red brick extension to south. Pitched pantile roof, 1 planked door. Planked double doors. 1 casement with glazing bars. 1 boarded window. 1 loft door.

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