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Cow Inn

Picture source: Hania Franek

The Cow Inn was situated on Church Street. This grade-II listed pub was open by 1859. In the mid 19th century an annual badger feast was held at the Cow Inn when roast badger was eaten.
Listed building details:
Corner cottage. Early C19. Local lias coursed rubble. Ham stone quoins; double Roman clay tiled roof with stepped coped south gable, abutment to north; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 3 bays irregular fenstration. Above, small-pane horizontal-sliding sash windows; below, horizontal-bar casements of 3, 4 and 3 lights under timber lintols; between bays 2 and 3 a C19 part-glazed door in recess with plain timber architrave. Return along the Limington Road of later date, with Welsh slate roof; 4 bays with later C19 windows in segmental-arched brick surrounds. Interior not seen. About one metre west of house the boundary railings, collared spearpoints set on low stone base, with cast iron finials to standards and matching gate opposite door, all adding to the setting of the house and of the streetscene.

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