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Description: The Griffin Inn
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112503
OS Grid Reference: TL7793905286
OS Grid Coordinates: 577939, 205286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7181, 0.5745
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1. DANBURY MAIN ROAD
5213 (North Side)
The Griffin Inn
TL 7705 29/68 29.12.52.
The original house was built soon after 1500 and it became an inn in 1744, known
as The Griffin's Head. Prior to this it was known as "Peppers" and was owned
by Thomas Emery who bequeathed it to his son Thomas in 1603. Sir Walter Scott
stayed here and mentioned the Inn in the introduction to Waverley (1814). A
timber-framed and plastered building, now faced in roughcast on the front and
weatherboarded on the west side and at the rear, with cross wings at the east
and west ends. The timber-framing is exposed on the lst storey of the east
cross wing. Considerably altered in the C18 and later. 2 storeys, attics and
cellars. The windows are mainly double-hung sashes with glazing bars. There
are 2 modern bay windows on the ground storey. Roof tiled, with 2 gabled dormers
with 3-light windows in the centre block. The interior has 2 traceried panels
of C15 work, probably part of the wood screen of the church thrown out at the
Reformation. (RCHM 3).
Nos 58 and 60 and The Griffin Inn with The Chantry and Lingwood Housse form a group.
Listing NGR: TL7793905286
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Source: English Heritage
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