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Description: The Old Anchor Public House
Date Listed: 29 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 116423
OS Grid Reference: TL8715419597
OS Grid Coordinates: 587154, 219597
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8436, 0.7155
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FEERING FEERING HILL
TL 8619-8719 (south-east side)
8/102 The Old Anchor Public
House, now public house. C15 and C16, altered in C20. Timber framed, plastered
with some exposed imitation framing, some painted brick, roofed with handmade
red plain tiles and red clay pantiles. Main range facing NW with axial stack at
right end. C15 2-bay crosswing to right, projecting to front, with C20 external
stack to right. 2-bay crosswing to left, date indeterminate, and early CL9
stable range to rear of it, now incorporated in public house, and C20 extension
beyond. C20 extension along full length of rear of main range and right
crosswing. Main range, right crosswing and stable range of one storey with
attics, left crosswing of 2 storeys. Ground floor, 4 C20 casements. First
floor, 2 late C19/early C20 casements and one more in gabled dormer. One
half-glazed door with lean-to canopy. One plain door with overlight and
sidelights. Late C19/early C20 jetty and brackets on right crosswing.
Concertina shafts on axial stack. The left return (facing Inworth Road) of the
former stable range is of painted brick on the ground floor, exposed imitation
framing above, with a halved pitching door to the loft. The right crosswing has
a chamfered binding beam with step stops (and C20 foliate carving), plain joists
of horizontal section jointed to it with unrefined soffit tenons, some heavy
studding exposed, some early C17 oak panelling made up with C20 imitation work.
Rear studding of ground floor removed. The main range is on a parallelogram
plan, with chamfered transverse and axial beams and chamfered joists of
horizontal section jointed to it at an angle; joists mainly original in front
half, mainly C20 replacements in rear half. Rear studding of ground floor
wholly removed. Wide wood-burning with hearth facing to left, with 0.23 metre
jambs and chamfered mantel beam with plain stops, and arched recess in rear.
Much imitation framing and introduced timber in left crosswing and former stable
Listing NGR: TL8715419597
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