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Old Talbot Inn, Ledbury

Description: Old Talbot Inn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 151943

OS Grid Reference: SO7106437549
OS Grid Coordinates: 371064, 237549
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0356, -2.4232

Location: B4216, Ledbury, County of Herefordshire HR8 2EA

Locality: Ledbury
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 2EA

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Old Talbot Inn
SO 7137 NE 2/79 18.9.53


Circa 1596, timber-framd. Tiled roofs. 2 storeys. Gabled on all fronts. Timber-
framed in front with close-set studding and plastered infilling. Red brick at
rear. A C17 addition along most of north front. To left of central bay 2 gables
with close-set moulded studding with 2, 3 and 4-light casements. To right of stairs
set back 2 gables with close-set studding and 3-light ground floor casement. On
far left end is an C18 painted brick gable with glazing bars and 1 attic casement,
segmental brick arches, ground floor round-arched panelled door and wide garage
At centre a large canted bay on 1st floor with hipped roof on heavy brackets.
Outshut on right of this contains the stairs. The wall on inner side of stairs
is timber-framed with close-set studding. Front door is very fine, flanked by
Ionic pilasters supporting an entablature with strap work frieze. The door is
ledged with pointed moulding near the top and moulded vertical ribs below. In
left spandrel are the initials I F A, and in right the date 1600. Iron bar loop
remains on inner side. The door when wide open closes the entrance to the stairs.
Dining room on right hand has fine original late C16 panelling, 1 upright bearing
the date 1596 and on west wall is a carved cornice and over-mantle with arched
panels with figures between. Dining room and upstairs have good stop-chamfered
beams and uprights with corbels. RCHM(87).

No 12, Old Talbot Inn, Vine House, Nos 18 to 24 (even), barn at rear of No 24,
No 26, Glenmoir, Linden House and Alviston House form a group.

Listing NGR: SO7106037548

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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