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Description: The Kings Head Public House
Date Listed: 20 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 118216
OS Grid Reference: TL4962403852
OS Grid Coordinates: 549624, 203852
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7134, 0.1644
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TL 40 SE NORTH WEALD BASSETT HIGH ROAD
6/13 The Kings Head Public House
20.2.67 (formerly listed as the
Kings Head Inn)
Hall house, C15, altered in C17 and C20, now a public house. Timber framed,
plastered with framing exposed externally, roofed with handmade red clay tiles.
2 storey hall block aligned approximately NE-SW, aspect NW, with axial chimney
stack at each end. 2 crosswings. Rear extension behind SW crosswing, and lean-
to extension to SW. Side wall of NE crosswing rebuilt in brick. 2 storeys. 3
doors with leaded glazing, 4 casement windows with leaded glazing on ground
floor, 5 on first floor, all C20. Jowled posts. In SW crosswing, curved
tension bracing trenched outside studs. Both crosswings have roofs of crownpost
construction. Hall block has wall framing with primary straight bracing.
introduced bracing in NE crosswing. This building began as a late medieval open
hall with 2 crosswings. In the C17 the hall was replaced by a 2 storey hall
block. There was extensive reconstruction in 1927, including the exposure of
the framing and the insertion of much timber.
Listing NGR: TL4962403852
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Source: English Heritage
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