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Greyhound Hotel

Picture source: Hania Franek

The Greyhound Hotel was situated at 10 Market Place. This former grade-II listed coaching inn was present by 1760 when the publican was William Way. Queen Victoria stayed overnight as a child. After the pub closed it was converted for residential and retail use.
Listed building details:
Inn, now antique shop. C18. By Nathaniel Ireson. Local stone rubble rendered and colourwashed with printed ashlar dressings; plain clay tile roof behind parapet; brick chimney stacks. 3 storeys, 5 bays. Plinth, rusticated quoins, cornice, parapet; 12-pane sash windows, all but those to ground floor renewed, in architraved surrounds with triple keystones; late C20 shopfront in character bays 4 and 5; and to bay 3 a carriage archway through to yard, a triple keystoned flat arch flanked by fluted Doric pilasters carrying plain entablature with metopes at ends only; over this a shallow oriel window of three 12-pane sashes with lead flat roof over, having Royal Crest in centre under-cill panel commemorating a one-night stay by Queen Victoria when a child; elaborate wrot iron bracket for hanging sign over; parapet has smaller quoins and pitched centre section featuring an oval plaque with greyhound, flanked by pilasters; to crown of centre panel and to ends of parapet are pineapple vase finials. In the carriageway through are two 6-panel doors with architraves to left, and farther back two single-storey bay windows on right. First mention in parish records 1743; advertised in 1760 as 'new built'. The Greyhound may represent the arms of the Churchey family of The Dogs, Tout Hill (qv). (Sweetman G, History of Wincanton. c1904).

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Picture source: Hania Franek