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Plough & Harrow




The Plough & Harrow was situated on Elmley Road. This grade-II listed pub closed in 1939 and is now used as a private residence.
Listed building details:
House, formerly used as public house. Circa 1600 with late C19 and mid-C20 alterations and additions. Part timber-framed with painted brick and rendered infill on tall limestone rubble base, and part limestone rubble; thatched roof with brick stack at centre and east end of ridge. Four framed bays aligned east/west including narrow cross-passage bay (second from east end) and with large chimney backing onto passage. Single storey and attic with dormers. Framing: two and three panels from sill to wall-plate, short straight solid upper corner braces, no roof trusses visible externally. South front elevation: irregular fenestration with three 2-light casements, a 3-light casement and a single-light casement on the ground floor, and a square landing light and two eyebrow dormers, one with a pair of 2-light casements and the other with a 4-light casement. Main entrance has a ledged and battened door with a wrought iron single bracket above. Attic light in left gable end. There is a C19 single-bay limestone rubble addition at the right gable end. It was built as a stable but is now part of the house and has a C20 bay window and door in the front elevation. Also C19 single-storey kitchen addition at rear. The framing of the two easternmost bays suggest they are earlier in date. Interior: framing largely intact including inter- mediate collar and tie-beam roof trusses. Chamfered cross-beamed ceiling in central ground floor room with large fireplace. Ogee stop-chamfered main ceiling beams in former parlour in west bay. Elm winder staircase to rear of cross passage.

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