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Cross Keys

  Copyright Jonathan Thacker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The Cross Keys was situated on the Market Place. This grade-II listed pub closed in 1999 and is now used as offices.
Source: Robert Vevers
Listed building details:
Inn. C18 origins, rebuilt 1832. Brown brick in Flemish bond, rendered to left return. Concrete tile roof. L-shaped on plan: double-depth main range has 2-room, central entrance-hall front with former passage to left now a room; single-room wing to rear right. 3 storeys, 4 bays, with wide bay to left. Rounded angle to right. Entrance to third bay has 2 steps to 6-beaded-panel door and plain overlight in ribbed reveal and roll-moulded architrave beneath keyed and channelled wedge lintel. Slightly recessed 16-pane ground-floor sashes with painted ashlar sills and similar lintels, the window to left inserted in blocked former carriage opening with raised stone tablet above inscribed: Rebuilt 1832.
Similar 16-pane first-floor sashes, unequal 9-pane second-floor sashes in similar surrounds. Moulded wooden eaves board. Hipped roof. Right return, facing High Street, has single 9-pane sashes to first and second floor of main range, and a pair ground-floor sashes and single first-floor sash with glazing bars to rear wing. Interior: open-well staircase with ramped grip handrail, turned newel posts and plain stick balusters; moulded cornices to ground floor.

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