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White Hart

Date of photo: 1960s

Picture source: David Gray

The White Hart was situated at 19 Market Place. A grade-II listed building.
Source: J Green
Listed building details:
Hotel. c1500 core with facade of 2 builds: Mid C18 and late C18. Timber-framed core; stuccoed facade; Welsh slate roofs. Facade of 3 storeys and 7 bays plus 2 bays to right of 2 storeys and attic but of similar overall height: Complex range of various builds set around courtyard to rear. 7-bay part is late C18: raised quoins, floor-bands, architraved windows with projecting sills. Ground floor windows boarded-up at time of survey; carriage entrance to bays 4 and 5 with basket arch covered by Doric porch having incomplete entablature. 1st floor has 12-pane sashes (some boarded-up). Blind windows to false 2nd-floor windows set beneath a corniced parapet which conceals a steeply-pitched roof. 2-bay part to right, mid C18: ground floor has tall windows with architraves, pulvinated friezes and cornices; floor band beneath 1st floor windows having 12-pane sashes in architraves with double keystones; band beneath coped parapet. Gabled dormer with 4-pane sash; large brick stack at junction with lower 7-bay part. Interior: The front range contains 4 bays of timber framing dating from the late 14th Century to the early 15th Century. This is contained within the 2 bays to the left of the passageway, above the passage, and the further bay to the right. The left end wall contains square framing with corner post with curved braces, 2 intermediate posts, a first floor bressumer tie beam and 2 intermediate rails. The ground floor room has 2 elaborately moulded cross beams, with apholiate carved timber boss at the inter section. The tie beam which marks the end of this bay is also moulded and carved with small decorative panels. The room above is modern. The bay to the right has full height square framing in the first floor cross wall with daub infill,
and above a crown post truss. This roof continues for a further 2 bays, both with crown post truss, the centre one with additional braces in a scissor form. A few rafters survive with fire damaged ends. The rear wing to this range contains some later 16th to 17th Century framing with straight braces. Late 17th Century turned banister stair.

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