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Description: King's Arms Public House
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 148110
OS Grid Reference: SO8453763494
OS Grid Coordinates: 384537, 263494
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2694, -2.2280
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SO 8463 OMBERSLEY CP WORCESTER ROAD (east side)
9/214 King's Arms Public House
House, now public house. C15, altered and extended Cl7, mid-C19 and mid-C20.
Timber-framed, rendered infill, brick replacement walling, dressed sandstone
base, plain tiled roofs, four diagonal brick stacks to main ridge with over-
sailing cap courses. Main range of four framed bays with lobby-entry in
left end bay and with a cross-wing of two framed bays at north end and single
framed bay addition to rear right. Two storeys, cellar and attic with dormers.
Framing: main part has some close-set vertical studding to front ground floor,
otherwise mainly one panel to ground floor and three to first floor; straight
braces across lower corners of first floor; cross-wing is jettied at front
on brackets with moulded bressummer and has close-set vertical studding at
first floor level to front and on left side elevation; two large gabled dormers
in main roof have collar-and-tie-beam trusses with queen struts and V-struts
in apex; truss at right gable end has two collars and tie-beam, partly
rebuilt in brick and painted to simulate framing; cross-wing has single
collar-and-tie-beam truss with close-set vertical studding. Front elevation:
plank weathering between main storeys; main part has a ground floor 3-light
casement and a 16-pane sash; first floor has a 3-light casement flanked
by oriel windows on single decoratively carved brackets (both of three lights);
the outer lights of the right side window are blocked; in the narrow left bay
are C20 paired plank and battened doors with cambered doorheads; the cross-
wing gable end has a ground floor 3-light casement and a first floor oriel
window on a decoratively carved bracket. Interior: lobby-entry with large
inglenook back-to-back fireplaces in left bay; front ground floor room of
cross-wing has plaster ceiling decorated with Garter, a floral design, a
mermaid and a Tudor rose; main beams are stop-chamfered. The house is
traditionally believed to have received Charles II after the Battle of
Listing NGR: SO8453763494
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Source: English Heritage
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