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Red Lion

Picture source: Hania Franek


 
The Red Lion was situated at 37 Market Place. Described as a Tudor coaching inn, the establishment was owned by Walter Grout pre-1682 when the licensee was Peter Stringer. The building is grade-II* listed. The Red Lion closed in 1974. It was used as council offices until it was converted into a pub/bistro, called the Gallery Bistro in 2000.
 
Listed building details:
C18. Red brick. Low pitched gable-ended roof with black-glazed pantiles. Modillion eaves cornice. Rusticated brick pilasters; 3 storeys. Five windows, sashes with glazing bars, flat brick arches. Central doorway with engaged columns with Doric entablature and open pediment with semi-circular fanlight; flush-panelled door. On right, same height but 2 storeys. One window, sashes with glazing bars and large segmental-headed carriageway. Hexagonal-shafted brick chimney stacks at rear with moulded bases. Rear wing: flint and brick with steep gable-ended roof with pantiles; C16/17, with large brick chimney stack with diamond-section shafts. Interior C18 part contains contemporary staircase with turned balusters and round-headed stair window. The C16/17 wing at rear contains chamfered beams and large fireplace with timber bressummer.
 

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