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The Red Lion, Wingham

Description: The Red Lion

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 178369

OS Grid Reference: TR2431557394
OS Grid Coordinates: 624315, 157394
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2715, 1.2145

Location: High Street, Wingham, Kent CT3 1BB

Locality: Wingham
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT3 1BB

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/337 The Red Lion


Public House. Circa 1400 extended C15, C16 and late C19. Timber framed and
rendered with plain tiled roof, with C19 rear wing of red brick and tile
hung. Two storeys on plinth with jetty to left, returned to left elevation
on dragon post. Moulded bressumer to right and eaves coved to hipped roof
with stack to end right and offset. Central hipped 2 storey porch on
moulded brackets with 4 light mullioned window and 3 and 4 light mullioned
windows on either side on each floor. Central rib and stud door with four
centred arched and moulded surround at head of flight of 5 steps with simple
iron rails and acorn finials. Left return; continuous jetty on brackets with
irregular fenestration of glazing bar sashes and mullioned windows and C19
end wing with 3 half dormers. Interior; evidence of at least 4 periods of
building. Brick lined undercroft survives, possibly from late C13 with remains
of C14 open hall over it, with 9 feet long unmoulded crown post roof and
inserted C16 floor with moulded joists. Main body late C15/C16 continuous
jettied range with moulded octagonal crown posts and 2 internal medieval
doors and evidence of smoke bay. Moulded four centred arched stone fireplace
in the 'Sessions Room'. Finally the C19 stable wing to rear. Early C18
open well staircase with turned balusters. The Inn stands on the site and may
incorporate part of Wingham College, and was at some stage the market house,
the manor court house and the Sessions House until 1883, and preserved inside
is an early C18 sessions book.

Listing NGR: TR2430657394

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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