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The Sun Inn, Markyate

Description: The Sun Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157942

OS Grid Reference: TL0626716271
OS Grid Coordinates: 506267, 216271
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8350, -0.4591

Location: 3 William Street, Saint Albans AL3 8JG

Locality: Markyate
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: AL3 8JG

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Listing Text

TL 0616
(East side)
8/163 No. 101
26.1.67 (The Sun Inn)


Inn. C16 former open hall house with N crosswing, late C17 rear wing at
NE and floor inserted in hall, C19 brick front and N side casing and
single storey rear wing to rear of NE wing. Timber frame exposed at rear
and in wide carriageway through S part of building painted brick for
infilling panels and casing to front and N side. Steep old red tile
roofs, hipped at NW corner. A 2-storeys, L-shaped building facing W with
door into N end of former open hall bay with C16 moulded beam of former
smoke hood across its S end with later internal chimney built within
smoke-bay. Framed partitions divide 3 more bays to S of chimney. N
crosswing has marks of former cross-partition into 2 rooms and N side
chimney in 2nd bay from front. W front has 3 flush casement windows
under the eaves, with small panes and 3:3:2-lights. Ground floor has
wider small-paned windows under cambered arches flanking door with
gabled porch. 8/8 sash window to right before very wide carriageway open
and occupying the S 2 bays of the range. Roof structure exposed here of
side purlin roof with curved wind-braces. Similar roof structure exposed
in E gable of NE rear wing. C18 2-light mullioned rectangular leaded
casement window on 1st floor at N of rear wing with iron opening light.
Sash window with 3/3 panes below. C17 staircase and some panelling.
Building was formerly Nos. 101 and 103.

Listing NGR: TL0626716271

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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