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Horse & Crook

Date of photo: 1991

Picture source: Michael Croxford

The Horse & Crook was situated at 19 High Street. Originally called The Glover, it was kept by Sarah Delbridge, probably in succession to George Delbridge innkeeper from the 1650s to 1690s. It was a large house with five rooms on each floor. Like the Ship it belonged to the Luttrells and had fallen in hand by 1738. It was re-let in the 1740s as the Horse and Crooks and remained open west of High Street and south of the former Angel with a large stable and brewhouse. There was a cooperage at the inn in the mid 19th century. By 1901 it was dilapidated and closed but by 1906 was a private hotel and later a shop. This is a grade-II listed building.

Listed building details:
17th century with later alterations. Colourwashed render, slate roof, eaves. Two storeys. Five windows, 2, 3 and 4-light leaded iron casements in wood frames, one with moulded wood mullions. Left-hand shop window framed door alongside. Modern glazed door and shop front to No 21. Later tiled pentice hoods on brackets over ground floor windows and doors.

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