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Merton House, Ross-on-Wye

Description: Merton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 153516

OS Grid Reference: SO5979624288
OS Grid Coordinates: 359796, 224288
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9157, -2.5859

Location: 9 Edde Cross Street, Ross-on-Wye, County of Herefordshire HR9 7BZ

Locality: Ross-on-Wye
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 7BZ

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Listing Text

1560 (West Side)
Merton House
(formerly listed as
Merton Hotel)
SO 5924 3/41

Early C19. Said to have been named after Merton Place in Surrey and to
have beeen frequented by Lady Hamilton and Nelson. Tradition not confirmed.
2 storeys, hipped slate roof, rather flat. 3 sash windows with projecting
sills. In front, flanking l-storey wings with flat roofs and large round-headed
windows. At rear, balcony at 1st floor with iron railings and French windows.
French windows on ground floor with Venetian shutters. 2 of the rooms inside
have ceilings divided into panels by small moulded wooden strings. In one
of the rooms there are heraldic shields at the joints. These are said to
have been brought from Surrey.

Listing NGR: SO5979624288

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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