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Description: The Plume of Feathers Public House at Junction with Gilston Lane
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 159898
OS Grid Reference: TL4483312193
OS Grid Coordinates: 544833, 212193
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7897, 0.0985
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TL 4412 GILSTON EASTWICK ROAD
9/8 The Plume of Feathers P H
at junction with Gilston
House, now a P H. C17. Wide, timberframed, plastered, 2 storeys
house, facing S. Steep old red tile gabled roof. Brick plinth
and large red brick central chimney with 4 conjoined diagonal
shafts. Narrower timberframed, plastered, 2 storeys, early C18,
E extension with higher painted plinth and lower roof ridge.
Original single storey rear service wing at NE with steep tiled
roof and cranked N gable in brickwork. Later, hip roofed, 2
storeys, NW rear wing and N end lean-to, now clad in wainy-edge
boarding. 2-unit, baffle-entry plan originally with best room on
E and 4 heated rooms. Stair now within original rear wing, but
possibly was on N side of chimney. E extension gave a parlour
with cross beam and N lateral fireplace. S front has chevron
patterned panelled pargetting. 3 3-light early C18 wooden
mullioned windows with iron casements. Central plank door in
heavy frame under large timber porch with hipped tiled roof and
seats. Single storey shallow 3-light canted bay window with slate
roof to right of porch. W gable fronting Gilston Lane has
plaster lined as ashlar, a 3-light mullioned window to each
floor, and raking brick plinth. Interior of room on E of stack
has chamfered and ogee stopped joists and axial beam, and
chamfered lintel to open fire. W room plainer with squared
joists. Side purlin roof. Mentioned in Justices records in 1697
(VCH (1912) 319n). Used for holding manor courts from 1702 (VCH
(1912) 321). Known as the Plummer-Ward's Arms in 1849 when sold
as part of the Gilston Park Estate (sale particulars in HRO).
(RCHM (1911) 92).
Listing NGR: TL4483312193
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