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Clinton Arms

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The Clinton Arms was situated at 43 Market Place. This grade-II listed pub is now in retail use. Previously known as The Talbot, The Cardinals House and The Kingston Arms, it was first called The Clinton Arms in 1823.
From The Good Pub Guide 1983:
The smoothly modernised bar of this Georgian inn is plushly furnished and restful with piped music, old coaching prints, the usual range of pub food, Home Bitter and Mild on electric pump, dominoes and a fruit machine. Theres a separate restaurant. Before its stylish coaching era rebuilding - and its change of name from The Talbot - this was one base for John Nevison's gang of highway robbers. He was known as Swift Nicks from his speed on horseback, and in 1676, in the impossibly short time of a single day, rode from London to York, 'proving' that he couldn't have been in London to have done the robbery he was accused of there.
Listed building details:
Also known as: Clinton Arms Yard. Former coaching inn, now shops and offices. Early C18, with mid C19 and late C20 alterations. Brick with stone and stucco dressings. Roof not visible. 2 ridge stacks. Rusticated quoins and pilasters dividing the front 3:1:3, cornice and central pediment replaced by C20 stucco bands, panelled parapet. 3 storeys; 7 window range. First floor windows have Gibbs
surrounds, sill band and multiple keystones. The central window in each bay has a pseudo balustrade and pediment.  Second floor windows are 12 pane sashes with moulded surrounds, multiple keystones and aprons. Ground floor has a 7 bay arcade with Tuscan columns, the central pair and the outer ones heavily rusticated. Central carriage opening flanked to left by late C20 glazed shopfront. To right, painted brick front with central glazed door and overlight, flanked to left by a plain sash and to right by a panelled door with overlight. Parallel rear wings flanking the yard have several shopfronts c1977 and 1991. West wing, brick with pantile roof, has floor bands, dentillated eaves, coped gable and 2 ridge stacks. 3 storeys, 14 window range of 12 pane sashes, some of them blank. East wing, mainly rebuilt c1977, has slate roof and single gable stack. Higher 2 storey block, to left, has 8 sashes, 3 of them with glazing bars. Lower block, to right, has 4 sashes, one with glazing bars, and 3 elliptical arched blocked carriage openings.

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