This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST51SW YEOVIL CP HENDFORD HILL (West side)
3/29 Quicksilver Mail, Public House
Inn, of C18 with later modifications. Ashlar Ham stonework, with Welsh slate roof between coped gables (two bottom courses of stone slates remain); brick chimney stacks at each end, that on South-west side widens at base, probably for oven. 2-storeys 3-bay facade, with (later) central doorway and 5 steps, crowned by shallow stone hood on modern brackets; on ground floor the sash windows to either side of the door had 20-panes: in each case the lower glazing bars removed: the windows set in architraves: the 3-first floor windows each have a central 12- pane window with 4-pane sidelight set in raised mullioned surrounds.
Interior not inspected. The 'Quicksilver' was one of the fastest London/Exeter mail coaches in the 1830's, which is said to have changed horses here.
Originally 3-storey - lowest buried by raising of road level).
Listing NGR: ST5483814943
© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Haigh, Brian
Rights Holder: Haigh, Brian
Ashlar, Ham Hill Stone, Stone, Welsh Slate, Stuart Inn, Georgian Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building
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