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Crown Inn

Picture source: Hania Franek

The Crown Inn was situated on the B4220. This grade-II listed building is now in residential use and known as Crown House.
Source: T C

Listed building details:
Former public house, now house. Late C16 core largely rebuilt C18 and substantially extended late C19 and early C20. Coursed and squared sand-stone rubble to earlier north-west block, remaining later additions of brick, tiled roofs. Earlier block aligned north-west/south-east with north-west gable end to road, later additions extend from north-east side to east and north-west, lateral stack to original block, entrance now obscured by later additions and present entrance to north-east side. Two storeys and cellars. North-west gable end of earlier block to road, one 4-light wooden cross mullioned and transomed window to first floor with 6-light stone mullioned and transomed window to ground floor, gable end of forward projecting later addition to left with sash windows and further similar windows to lateral of later addition facing road. Interior of main room of earlier block retains fine panelling, with upper frieze and enriched cornice; over-mantel with enriched arcaded panels and formerly with four shields of arms, now only two remaining, fine cross-beamed ceiling retaining three bosses at intersections bearing arms of William Paulet KG first Marquis of Winchester, John Skippe, Bishop of Hereford 1539-52 and the quartered coat of Scrope. The house was originally built by Richard Harford whose initials are inscribed in a cartouche on the over-mantel who was steward of the manor, his tomb is in the south side of the chancel of the Church of Holy Trinity

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