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The Lion

Picture source: Richard Daniel


The Lion was situated at 15 High Street. The Lion and Kings Head pubs amalgamated in 1866 to form the Lion Hotel. The original Lion was demolished in 1936 and the rest of the building stayed open as The Lion. The building dates from the late 13th century and is grade-II listed. The pub closed in 1987.

Listed building details:
Partly rebuilt. A modern front on C17 timber framed house. Two storeys. Two gables, left one with modern tiles. Roughcast, Two windows, three light double hung sashes, wood frames. Cills supported
on carved brackets. Centre pediment, rough cut with tiled roof. Moulded wood band between storeys. On ground floor two double windows, modern glazing. Modern panelled doorway with gilded lion sign over door. Passage arch to right, Doric Pilasters. Local farmers used to hire labour in the courtyard at Michaelmas.

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Name Dates Comments
Richard Daniel 1980s  

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Picture source: Hania Franek