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Description: Kings Arms and Clifton House Stores
Date Listed: 25 March 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 100031
OS Grid Reference: SX8408346841
OS Grid Coordinates: 284083, 46841
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3101, -3.6293
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SX84NW Kings Arms and Clifton
Pair of houses, now a public house and shop. Circa 1835, with later C19 and
C20 alterations. Stuccoed probably stone rubble. The end gables and
parapets conseal the slate roofs which are hipped and have central valleys.
Brick gable end stacks.
Plan: Symmetrical pair of large double depth houses with pair of adjoining
doorways at the centre and principal front rooms to left and right. The
left hand house (Kings Arms) has a verandah with first floor balcony above
and a single storey extension on the left hand end added later in the C19,
possibly when it was turned into a public house or inn. The right hand
house (Clifton House Stores) has a C20 bay shop window on the ground floor
and is now shop premises.
Exterior: 3 storeys. 2:2 window front, originally symmetrical,
stucco ground floor, band at first and second floor levels and parapet with
cornice; first floor windows in moulded architraves. All the windows have
been replaced except for ground floor left which is a sash with glazing
bars, the first floor French casements and second floor replacement 12-pane
sashes. First floor and ground floor windows of Clifton House Stores to
right have been replaced by C20 plastic windows and on the ground floor a
C20 wooden bay shop window. The Kings Arms to left has an elaborate cast-
iron verandah with balcony above supported on moulded columns with large
ornate capitals and open ironwork spandrels, balustrades and cresting over
cast-iron eaves gutter. At the centre a pair of original stuccoed porches
with square columns and establative canopies; the Kings Arms has late C20
glazed door, Clifton House Store's porch has infilled sides and glazed door.
To left a single storey late Cl9 extrusion on side with canted bay window at
front and doorway in splayed corner with late C20 glazed door.
The rear elevation overlooking the sea is much altered and has large
Interior: Only the shop and bars of the ground floor were seen, and have no
Listing NGR: SX8408346841
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Source: English Heritage
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