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The Harlequin

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The Harlequin was situated at 20 Steep Hill and is now an antiquarian bookshop. This grade-II listed pub was present by 1744 and closed in 1931 by the licensing authorities due to its unsuitability for use as a public house.
From the archives:
In April 1890  John Gafford Smith was accused at Lincoln City Quarter Sessions of the crime of obtaining articles of food and drink and 1s 6d in money in the Harlequin public house, Lincoln, by false pretences.
Listed building details:
Former public house, now a bookshop. Late C15, altered C19, restored mid C20. Timber framing, with rendered nogging and plinth, plain tile roof, and single ridge and side wall stacks. 2 jettied floors, arch braces, corner bracket. 2 storeys, 2 x 3 bays. North front has to right a close boarded door and to left, a C19 bay window with wooden cross casement and sloping roof. Above, 2 wooden framed cross mullion casements with leaded glazing, flanking a painted inn sign. East side, to Steep Hill, has a jettied gable to right. To left, a shop window with dentilled cornice, C19, flanked to left by a half-glazed door and to right by a C20 shop window and a pair of half-glazed doors. To right again, 2 small casements. Above, to left, a cross casement, and a larger casement with wooden mullions. Interior: ground floor has matchboarded rooms and chamfered spine beams.

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Date of photo: 1930s

Picture source: Chris Lightfoot

Picture source: Phil Day