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Queens Head

Date of photo: 2018

Picture source: Google Streetview


 
The Queens Head was situated on the Market Place. This grade-II listed pub is now used as Horncastle Farmers Club.
Source: Dominic Hinkins
 
Formerly the Queen's Head Inn, existing before 1826 it isn't mentioned in a late 18th century list of inns. However John Wesley reportedly made a speech in a yard supposed to be that of the Queen's Head in 1759; it may just be at a location later to become the Queen's Head yard. By 1875 it had closed despite being rebuilt, presumably to the building we see today, in 1863/4. northamptonshirewalks blog claims that 'early in the 19th century served as barracks for volunteer soldiers'. If this is correct, it must have been the previous building.
Steve (October 2020)
 
Listed building details:
Posting Inn, now Farmers' Club. c.1860, C20. Red brick, limestone ashlar dressings. Slate roof with gable stacks. 3 storey, 3 bay front with carriage arch to right with ashlar dressed basket arch, raised keystone and double plank doors. Doorway to left with ashlar wedge lintel and raised keystone, glazed door with overlight and single narrow flanking lights. Tripartite glazing bar sash to left. 3 glazing bar sashes above, with 3 glazing bar sashes above them. All with ashlar wedge lintels with voussoirs.
 

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