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Elephant Inn

Date of photo: 2015

Picture source: Google Streetview

The Elephant Inn was situated at 3 Priorygate.  This grade-II listed pub is now used as the Lincoln Cathedral Clerk Of Works office. Also known as The Elephant & Castle.

Listed building details:
Former public house (the Elephant Inn), and adjoining house. Now the cathedral Clerk of Works office. 1695 and early C18, altered 1825, late C19 and 1929. Stone, stucco and brick, with plain tile and pantile roofs with 3 brick gable stacks. L-plan. EXTERIOR: former public house, fronting Priorygate, stucco, 2 storeys plus garrets, 2 bays. Rusticated ground floor, first floor band, wooden modillion eaves. Off-centre round headed rusticated doorcase with 6-panel door and fanlight. Over it, a datestone, 1695. To left, a 16-pane sash, and above, two 12-pane sashes. East block, fronting Eastgate, 2 storeys, 3 bays, has to north a central lean-to porch, mid C20, flanked to right by a glazing bar sash. To left, a single storey addition, dated 1929, with parapet. To right, an extruded corner, 2 storeys. Above, 2 segment headed glazing bar sashes. At the rear, a single storey addition, L-plan, with hipped roof. Above, a segment headed 12-pane sash, and above again, a box dormer with a 3-light casement. INTERIOR: No.28 has on the ground floor a late C17 panelled room with moulded cornice, fielded 6-panel door in moulded surround, and an enriched Classical style fireplace with hob grate. No.29 has a late C17 oak dogleg stair, 4 flights, square newels and acorn drops, turned balusters and moulded handrail. Top landing has similar balustrade.

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