British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The White Lion Public House (On Corner of Winters Lane), Walkern

Description: The White Lion Public House (On Corner of Winters Lane)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 159679

OS Grid Reference: TL2895426403
OS Grid Coordinates: 528954, 226403
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9212, -0.1262

Location: Winters Lane, Walkern, Hertfordshire SG2 7PA

Locality: Walkern
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7PA

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Walkern, Hertfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(east side)

7/1 No 31
(The White Lion PH)
19.10.51 (on corner of
Winters Lane)
(formerly listed as
the White Lion Inn)


Inn. C16, altered in late Cl7. Timber frame on brick base,
roughcast with weatherboarding to ends, rear and apron to S wing.
Red brick facing to centre chequered with black headers. Steep
old red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, long H-plan inn facing W, with
projecting gabled crosswings at each end, 6-windows long brick
facade in centre, and wide projecting porch next the S wing.
The central part has a large central chimney a third from S
end, and an enclosed rear gallery linking the wings. Smaller
chimney with 2 diagonal square shafts (rebuilt) at N end of centre.
C19 chimney inserted on N side of N wing. One and a half storeys
plastered extension to rear gabled stair projection. On the
W front the plastered gabled wings each have wavy C19 bargeboards
with pendants at apex and foot and a flush 3-light casement window
to each floor. The plastered porch has a C19 wide oak Tudor
arch with 2 chamfered orders and octagonal shafts, under a moulded
label. Seats flank a battened door. The brick facade has a
plinth, floorband, moulded eaves cornice, segmental arches to
lower windows, and slightly recessed Cl7 cross windows with wooden
opening lights. The 1st and 5th windows from N are painted in
plastered recesses (the 1st ground floor window has been opened
up with a matching cross window). Fine doorcase under 3rd window.
6-panel flush beaded door in moulded surround with full entablature
on heavy plain trusses. Swelled frieze and dentilled cornice
breaking forward over trusses under a triangular pediment. Interior
has exposed chamfered beams and exposed close-studding in 1st
floor of 2-bay S wing. Shield-shaped corbel supports floor beam
in 2-bay N wing. Ovolo-moulded 2-light blocked windows in upper
floor of S wall of S wing. Trimmer suggests a stair at E end
of S service wing, which has lower floor levels. (RCHM (1911)
225: Pevsner (1977) 373).

Listing NGR: TL2895426403

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.