THE GEORGE INN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1174953
Date first listed:
11-Mar-1968
Statutory Address:
THE GEORGE INN, THE PLAIN

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE GEORGE INN, THE PLAIN

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Norton St. Philip
National Grid Reference:
ST 77410 55886

Details

ST7755 NORTON ST. PHILIP CP THE PLAIN (West side)

11/310 The George Inn

11.3.68

GV I

Inn. C14/C15. Roughly coursed rubble Doulting stone ground floor and rear with C16 oversailing timber framed frontage to front upper floors, added after a fire. Stone slate roof with arcaded chimney crowns to end gables and rubble stone chimney stacks to ridge and off front and rear eaves. 3-storey ground floor has 2-square stone mullioned bays with cusped lights and 2-stage angle buttresses, a central porch with moulded 4-centred archway, with heavy planked doors, giving access to the Inn and rear courtyard, the arch spandrels have stone shields and there is an angle buttress to one side of the porch. To the right, 2 stone-mullioned windows and wood-framed door opening reached by a flight of stone steps. The 2 upper floors are each jettied out on exposed soffit timbers and moulded brackets. The timber framing divides the frontage into rectangular panels with curved braces and plaster infilling. 3 wood-framed casement oriel windows to first floor, one flush 3-light wood casement window over archway, 2 similar casement windows to second floor. The rear elevation shows several original features including 3 cusped stone-mullioned windows, 1 blocked, 2 with leaded lights; an octagonal, stone staircase; turned and relieving arches. Random rubble stone and stone slate roofed out-buildings enclose a courtyard paved with stone setts, along the north west side runs a wood-framed gallery. Good interior features include open stone fireplaces, moulded ceiling beads and an open timber roof with wind braces. One rood contains wail paintings probably from C16. Among the historical personages associated with the Inn are the Duke of Monmouth, who is said to have used it as his headquarters on the occasion of a skirmish in the village with Royalist troops under Feversham, Cromwell, Judge Jeffreys and Samuel Pepys.

Listing NGR: ST7741055886

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
267257
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/09338/18
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