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White Horse

Picture source: Hania Franek

The White Horse was situated at 4 High Street. This pub closed in May 2015. It was built in 1655, completely rebuilt in 1733 and is grade-II* listed.
Listed building details:
Inn. Dated 1733. By Nathaniel Ireson. Local stone cut and squared with painted ashlar dressings; plain clay tile roof behind parapet, simple gables; brick end chimney stacks. 3-storey, 3 bays. In a free baroque Georgian. Plinth, cill course, cornice above first floor level, rusticated quoins up to cornice with Egyptian type pilasters above supporting band course in lieu of parapet; 12-pane sash windows those to outer ground floor bays paired, with rusticated mullions  and jambs, triple keystones through entablature and segmental pediments over, and under these windows blocked 2-light
cellar windows; between bays entrance, up 3 steps with deeply recessed doors, framed by Gibbsian surround with quintruple keystone, centre incised G.D 1733 (George Deane, proprietor at that date); protruding through entablature into open pediment; first floor windows double in outer bays, simple surrounds with triple keystones, all windows with thick glazing bars; similar surround to second floor windows, which are 2-light small pane casements: double hanging sign with elaborate wrot ironwork ar first floor level between hays 2 and 3. Much extended and altered to rear. Interior not seen. Inn first recorded 1655, but completely rebuilt in 1733.

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