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Description: The Fox and Hounds Public House with Inn Sign
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162541
OS Grid Reference: TL3995938396
OS Grid Coordinates: 539959, 238396
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0263, 0.0386
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BARLEY HIGH STREET
TL 3938 (East side)
7/85 The Fox and Hounds
27.5.68 Public House with
Public house. Mid C17 with small C18, C19 and C20 additions. Timber
frame, roughcast. Steeply pitched tiled roofs. 2 cell lobby entry with
rear wing. 2 storeys. Central entrance with flanking flush frame small
pane 3 light casements, hoodboards, on first floor 2 similar 2 light
casements. Boxed eaves. Tall central stack behind ridge has multiple
diagonal fillets, moulded base, oversailing cap. Exposed plates and
purlins in gable ends. Attached to left a 1 storey, 1 bay gabled outshut
with a 3 light casement in return. Attached to right and set back
slightly a 1 bay, 2 storey lower addition with steeply pitched roof
to front, shallower to rear, ground floor 3 and first floor 2 light
casements. Behind this and attached to original rear wing is a
separately gabled C19 brewhouse bay with an external red brick stack
with offsets. Rear wing extends from front block at an angle, outer
elevation first floor 2 light casement, rear gable end exposed plates
and purlins, inner elevation entrance, scattered casements, a horizontal
sliding sash and a stack. 1 storey C20 additions to rear left. Interior:
ground floor has some exposed framing, double fireplace with a chamfered
depressed brick arch and a cambered timber bressumer. First floor not
inspected. Attached to right gable end is inn sign which is a timber
beam resting on posts on either side of Church End. On top of beam are
painted silhouette figures of huntsmen and hounds chasing a fox into the
gable of the public house. This sign of c.1955 replaces an earlier sign
that straddled the High Street where the original Fox and Hounds Inn
stood. Formerly the Waggon and Horses Public House. (Hertfordshire
Countryside, vol.17, No.67, Winter 1962, p.294).
Listing NGR: TL3995938396
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Source: English Heritage
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