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Description: Tradesmans Arms Inn
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 100004
OS Grid Reference: SX8075242929
OS Grid Coordinates: 280752, 42929
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2743, -3.6748
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SX8042 Tradesman's Arms Inn
Public house. C17 or earlier remodelled in early C18 and extended in C19
and C20. Plastered stone rubble and probably cob, right hand (east) gable
end hung with scantle slates. The right hand part of roof is thatched with
gable ends, the left hand section is hipped with raised eaves and clad in
asbestos tiles, central axial stack with tall dressed slate shaft with slate
Plan and Development: 2 room plan with a central axial stack in front of
which is a lobby entrance. The stack has a fireplace on its right side,
which is not the original fireplace since there was a cross-passage to the
right of the stack (passage partition removed) and there appears to be a
fireplace in the right hand end wall. The left hand room has a lateral
stack at the back and so this room also could not have been served by the
axial stack. In the early C18 the left hand end of the house was remodelled
and raised to a full two storeys. In the C19 a small shop was built at the
right hand end and in the C20 an outshut was built at the back.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical. 1:1:4 window south front. The right
hand half has eyebrow eaves in thatch over C19 2-light casement with glazing
bars and 3 late C19 or early C20 1 and 2 light casements on ground with
glazing bars. Doorway to left of centre with C20 glazing panelled door and
C20 glazed porch. To left a late C19 or early C20 12-pane sash on ground
floor and C20 casement above probably replacing a sash. Small section to
left linking the Tradesman's Arms with Well Cottage qv has C19 6-pane fixed
light shop window on ground floor with divided plank door to right and
pentice and slate hung first floor above with C20 casement.
Rear elevation has projecting lateral stack to right with C20 brick shaft,
C20 bathroom extension to left with slate-hung walls and C20 single storey
Interior: Right hand room has closely spaced chamfered waney cross-beams,
small fireplace in axial stack with C20 timber lintel and disused fireplace
in right hand end wall behind C20 bar. Left hand room has early C18 moulded
cornice and early C18 6-panel door in end wall,the fireplace has a C20
timber lintel. First floor left hand part has C18 2-panel doors. Circa C18
roof structure of straight principals with lapped and pegged apexes. The
shop at left end has C19 glazed partition with glazing bars between front
and back rooms.
Listing NGR: SX8075242929
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Source: English Heritage
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