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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.

Name: RED LION HOTEL, WITH FRONT BOUNDARY RAILINGS ATTACHED

List entry Number: 1177452

Location

RED LION HOTEL, WITH FRONT BOUNDARY RAILINGS ATTACHED, MARKET PLACE

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSouth SomersetDistrict AuthoritySomerton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262983

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History

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Details

ST49NW SOMERTON CP MARKET PLACE (East side)

9/161 Red Lion Hotel, with front boundary railings attached (including premises adjoining Red Lion (P 0) formerly listed as a separate item)

17.4.59

GV II*

Hotel. Mostly c1770, with modifications, but possibly retaining earlier fragments. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 5 wide bays. plinth, cornice, plain parapet, thin toothed ashlar quoins; centre bay has plain pilasters, string course to impost level of central 3 centred triple keystoned arch, open pediment with arms of the Earls of Ilchester in tympanum; 4+12+4 pane composite sash windows to outer bays both levels; 8+12+8 pane sash windows bays 2 and 4, and Venetian window to central bay upper: between bays 1 and 2, and 4 and 5, are C20 boarded doors with C20 stone surrounds, the left pedimented, the right with heavy flat stone hood on brackets. Interior and rear buildings around courtyard radically altered in later C20. Attached to front, small stone kerb to plinth height, with wrot iron railings with simple twist spikes, enclosing small areas to each of the 4 outer bays, with returns to facade. Impressive facade with important streetscape value. north end was formerly adapted to form post office, now reincorporated into hotel. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4911328547

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 49113 28551

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