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Bromham > Red Lion
Date of photo: c1910
The Red Lion was situated at 1 The
Chantry. This grade-II listed pub
was present by 1801 when the publican was Elizabeth Grey. It closed in 1826
and is now in residential use.
House, later C17 on C15 core,
painted and rendered rubble stone main range with hipped stone slate roof
and rear stack. Painted brick range to right with Bridgwater tile roof and
ridge stack. Main house is 2-storey-and-attic, 3-window range with 2-storey
hipped-roof projecting porch to right. Flush quoins to north east angle. Two
first floor leaded casement pairs and ground floor 6-light leaded casement
with one iron opening light. Porch has rendered upper floor, probably
timber-framed with similar casement pair. Ground floor pair of massive Doric
half-columns and turned baluster screens each side. Behind columns on front
is original timber doorcase with similar baluster screens each side.
Six-panel door with overlight. Range to right is 2-storey, originally
timber-framed, raised and refronted in painted brick in early C19.
Two-window range of leaded casement pairs and central door, lower openings
with cambered heads. Framing is exposed on west end wall. Thin square
framing on rear wall. Interior not inspected: said to have cruck in centre
and moulded stone fireplace in upper left-hand room (1952 Devizes R.D.
List). House is possibly the chaplain's house for the Tocotes chantry in
Bromham church, built 1492. From 1751 to 1825 was the Red Lion
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