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Dukes Head

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Michael Croxford

The Dukes Head was situated at 13 Hall Quay. This grade-II listed pub closed in 2008.
This pub has now reopened.
Wayne Rice (October 2011)
Listed building details:
Public house. Dated 1609. Knapped flint with stone dressings. Machine-tile roof. 2 storeys and dormer attic; 4-window range. To the left is a square carriage arch to rear yard. Two 6/6 horned sashes either side of the central doorway. 4 first-floor 6/6 horned sashes separated by a C20 panel inscribed: `The Dukes Head Hotel'. Immediately over carriage arch is a square stone plaque with a segmental shouldered head with the date 1609 and initials S over R I. Gabled roof with 4 C20 dormers fitted with 6/6 horned sashes. Internal gable-end stacks north and south. In the yard to the rear is a timber crown-post roof truss attached to a wall: late C14, with passing braces, from a former Guildhall on the site.
Interior: ground floor opened out and modernised. First floor front room with early C17 panelling and an elaborately carved chimney-piece with twin segmentally-arched heads with keyblocks supported by fluted pilasters. Either side are engaged Corinthian columns. The panelling round the room is divided by Corinthian pilasters and there is a modillion cornice. Remainder of interior C20 in character.

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