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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1329885



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Great Budworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 57544

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6/79 George anti Dragon Inn



Inn, circa 1880, by John Douglas for Rowland Egerton Warburton. Brick; roughcast upper storey; hipped clay-tile roofs. 2 storeys; symmetrical with 1 bay to each side of pyramid-roofed 2-storey projecting porch with oak door on ornate hinges in basket-arched opening; moulded brick 1st floor band; above the inner door a stone is inscribed with Warburton's verse: "As Saint George in armed affray/Doth the fiery dragon slay/So may'st thou with might no less/Slay the dragon drunkeness"; brick-mullioned 4-light leaded window; cavetto plaster eaves. Each wing has a brick-mullioned window of 4 lights to lower storey and of 3 lights to upper storey; steep roof with lucarne in each wing; lateral chimney left linked by small roof to hip. Sides and rear wing have no features of special interest. Very rich cut-out pictorial sign on ornate, long wrought iron bracket from right corner of inn, made in 1880's by the estate blacksmith. Oak post-and-rail fence to each side of porch inscribed: LIFE IS BUT SEEDTIME AND HARVEST : GOD SPEED THE PLOUGH + WHEN DRINK YOUR ALES (with carved Green Man's head) : REST ALL YE NIGH ALEYARD & KIRKYARD : DO NOUGHT THEREIN BESET WITH SINS : LABOUR MIGHTILY : PROSPER HE WHO BUILDETH ON ROCK : NOUGHT GREAT IS WON WITHOUT PRICE : REMEMBER THEM : BEWARE YE BEELZEBUB : GUARD WELL THY FREEDOM : YEA MAN SHALL REACH OUT AND EVEN SOW SEED UPON STAYS. Interior: Some features by Douglas survive; stone in bar inscribed NIL NIMIUM CUPITO Mee : R+I : 1722. (I desire nothing to excess); a little C17 structure may be incorporated in the present building. "This inn is not all new, but has been refaced .... with very good result. It forms a most pleasing point of interest at the corner of the roadway with its Nuremburg sign-piece, steep-tiled roof .... moulded brickwork window jambs and leaded lights" T Raffles Davison, The British Architect DECEMBER 12 1884.

Listing NGR: SJ6642677542

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The British Architect' in The British Architect: 12 December, (1884)

National Grid Reference: SJ 66430 77537


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