This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY FORE STREET, Bovey Tracey SX 8178
11/73 No. 83, (King of Prussia Inn) -
Public house. C16 or C17, remodelled late C19. Rendered solid walls; right-hand gable rebuilt in yellow brick. Asbestos-slated roof. C20 red brick stack on ridge, off-centre to right. Large granite ashlar stack with tapered cap and weatherings, on ridge off-centre to left. In rear wall at left-hand end a large stone stack with thatch weatherings; added red brick shaft. Original plan uncertain, but the building is long enough to have had a traditional 3-room plan and the position of the 2 large stacks suggests that it could have had a fireplace at the upper end of the hall, a rare arrangement in Devon. 2 storeys. Front is 4 irregularly-spaced windows wide; all windows have 2-pane sashes with horns. Ground storey rusticated with moulded band above. Raised quoins flanking both storeys, except at the right-hand end of the ground storey, where the corner has been rounded off; corner of second storey above is carried on a large moulded corbel.
In ground storey 2 doorways alternate with 3 windows and there is a large cart- entrance at the right-hand end. The left-hand doorway is more or less level with the large stack on ridge, raising the alternative possibility that this was originally a lobby-entry house. All the openings have slender flanking shafts and voussoirs marked in the render. Second-storey windows have jambs with raised quoins and bracketed sills. Interior not inspected, except for the bar, which retains much of its late Victorian character. Early features of interest are likely to survive, hidden under plaster.
Listing NGR: SX8169178547
© Mr M J Medley. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
Asbestos, Brick, Render, Medieval Public House, Tudor Commercial, Elizabethan Licensed Premises, Stuart Eating And Drinking Establishment, Jacobean Recreational
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