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The Red Lion Public House, Preston

Description: The Red Lion Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 162881

OS Grid Reference: TL1803724707
OS Grid Coordinates: 518037, 224707
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9084, -0.2855

Location: The Green, Preston, Hertfordshire SG4 7UD

Locality: Preston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 7UD

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Listing Text

(South side)

9/89 The Red Lion P.H.


2 houses, now a public house, circa 1700, recorded as sold 1710, E part
mid C18, one property after 1793. Red brick darker with random blue
headers in Flemish-bond and light red dressings and gauged arches to
older part. Steep old red tile roof half-hipped at E end. Slate roof to
C18 added rear lean-to. A 2-cells, 2-storeys, cellar and attics house
facing N with later separate one cell E house. Original house has
symmetrical N front with chamfered plinth, plat-band and wooden
modillioned eaves cornice. Moulded brick corbels to ends of cornice. 3
windows long with central entrance. Recessed sash windows with 6/6 panes
and flat gauged arches. 4-panels flush beaded door in heavy frame with
small rectangular fanlight, 2 steps, and flat hood. E part has
plat-band, one 1st floor recessed sash window with flat arch.
Half-glazed 4-panels flush-beaded door under cambered arch with canted
bay window with casements to LH. Rear corner fireplace and SW chimney
added to W room: external rear wall fireplace and chimney to E house.
Difficult to determine original method of heating older house, probably
a large internal central chimney with stair to rear, removed entirely
and new stair put in later. Recorded as divided into 3 cottages in 1811.
First recorded as selling beer in Piggotts Directory of 1832. Called The
Lion by 1844 and subsequently The Red Lion. Sold at auction 1847 when
described as having 2 sitting rooms, shop, tap room, kitchen, cellarage,
and 5 bedrooms. (Inf Mrs. Nina Freebody).

Listing NGR: TL1803724707

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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