This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 9958 POTTERNE HIGH STREET (west side)
14/161 The George and Dragon
Inn, late C18 or early C19 recasing of C15 timber-framed hall house. Red brick with thatched hipped roof, ridge and end stacks.
Full-height basement and 2 storeys. Ground floor 6-panel door to left with timber hood on brackets, steep brick-fronted outside stairs up from each side. Left of door, cambered-head triple casement and blocked cambered-head door. First floor triple casement above Right of door, 5-light timber-lintel casement with triple casement above and basement cambered-head casement pair below. Straight joint to right, then similar first floor triple casement, ground floor small timber oriel with 4:12:4-pane sashes and basement casement pair and door, both with cambered heads.
Some rubble stone to basement north-east corner. North end wall has first floor casement pair and ground floor 9-pane sash. Brick and plain tile rear wing.
Interior: remnants of two cruck trusses of a 2-bay hall survive, the foot of one visible in the front bar, the tops visible in raised roof space. One full cruck open truss, one 2-tier closed truss. Ground floor centre has fine c1500 inserted ceiling in two panels with moulded beams. Timber lintel fireplace. North end is apparently mostly C18 with late C18 north end fireplace.
An inn called the'George' is recorded from the mid C17. It was probably built for the Bishops of Salisbury c1450-1500 as an open hall and floored over in early C16.
(P.M. Slocombe Wilts. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Mag., 77, 1983 87-92.)
Listing NGR: ST9946058389
© Gill Cardy. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Cardy, Gill
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