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Description: The George Public House
Date Listed: 2 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 115559
OS Grid Reference: TL7222329184
OS Grid Coordinates: 572223, 229184
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9345, 0.5038
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TL 7229 SHALFORD BRAINTREE ROAD
6/40 The George Public House
(formerly listed as George
House, now a public house. Late medieval, altered in C16, C17 and C18. Timber
framed, plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles and slates. Half-H plan
facing SE with wings extending forwards, axial stack at junction of hall range
and left wing. C17 stair tower at rear of right bay of hall, with C20
single-storey flat-roofed extension beyond. Long single-storey extension to
rear of left wing, C18/C19. Single-storey extension with slated lean-to roof
between 2 front wings, C18. 2 storeys. Ground floor, one Cl8 splayed bay with
original 2-light window with one wrought iron casement and rectangular leaded
glazing, 2 C20 casements. First floor, 3 C19 casements. 2 boarded doors, one
having a small pane. Right wing jettied to the front. Some original sprockets.
In the rear wall at first-floor level, an C18 2-light window with one wrought
iron casement, rectangular leading and early glass. The interior has a large
wood-burning hearth, the mantel beam chamfered with jewel stops, jowled posts,
chamfered beards, and clasped purlin roofs. The walls of the hall have been
raised approx. 1.30 metres in the C17, and the roof rebuilt, re-using
soot-blackened medieval rafters. The stair tower has some exposed studding with
straight bracing trenched to the inside, and a blocked rear window. Some early
ledged doors, C17 and C18. RCHM 11.
Listing NGR: TL7222329184
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Source: English Heritage
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