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Volunteer Inn



The Volunteer Inn was situated at 62 North Street. This grade-II listed pub closed in 1957 and is now in residential use.
Listed building details:
Two houses, now 3. Late C17/early C18. Materials: limestone rubble with Ham Hill stone buttresses, stepped stone coping and brick stacks to ends and party wall. Plain tile roof with 3 lower courses of stone slates. Plan: each original house was of 2-unit plan; No.62, to the right has a later rear wing to the left. Exterior: 2 storeys; each original house of symmetrical 3-window range. All openings have wooden lintels and all windows are 3-light casements with 2 panes to each light. The central original doors are planked and studded with wrought-iron strap hinges inside. No.66 has a C20 door inserted to the left of that to No.64. Interior: The ground floor to No.62 is stone flagged, it has a cross beam in both rooms resting on the window lintels; these are square toward the front and chamfered to the rear with long run-out stops. The room to the right has a deep chimney breast with a C20 fireplace, and evidence of a staircase to its left. The C19 rear wing, cut into rising ground, has two wide, low segmental arches which were storage for barrels in the C19, when it was a public house. Subsidiary features: spearhead forecourt railings on a rubblestone revetment wall have plain gate piers to sides and centre; high rubblestone walls enclose the gardens to the sides and rear and attach to the rear wing; to the right corner of No.62 is a stable block with a morticed beam to a former upper floor and a former door to first-floor rear. Painted onto the right-hand buttress can be seen "Good stabling and well aired beds". This was the Volunteer Inn.

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Name Dates Comments
Maureen Power 1953-1957 My parents, Wally and Ada Jeffery were the last landlords at the Volunteer. When it closed they moved to The Crown in south street where they were landlords for many years