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The Old King's Head, Kirton

Description: The Old King's Head

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 192093

OS Grid Reference: TF3054038472
OS Grid Coordinates: 530540, 338472
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9278, -0.0595

Location: King Street, Kirton, Lincolnshire PE20 1EG

Locality: Kirton
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE20 1EG

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Listing Text

(south east side)

9/41 The Old King's Head
(Formerly listed as
19.11.51 Kings Head Hotel)


Former public house, now house. Early C16, 1599, cross wing
1661, major alterations in Fen Artisan Mannerist style, with C19
and C20 alterations. Red brick in English bond, ashlar dressings
and stucco, with pantile roof over thatch. Raised brick coped
gables with corbelled out kneelers, single axial triple stack
with diagonally set shafts with dentillated tops. T-plan, of
hall block with gabled cross wing of 1599. Originally Lobby
entry. 2 storey with garret, 5 bay front, the right hand bay
advanced and gabled. Ashlar plinth. Single brick and stucco
bands, dogtooth eaves course raised to a dentillated course early
C20. Rusticated brick quoins. Off-centre panelled double doors
with plain overlight in added square porch with flat roof. To
left 2 margin light sashes and to right a similar window, all
with rusticated brick reveals and cambered heads. Original door
now blocked also has rusticated reveals and a pedimented brick
head, containing an ashlar panel carved with a lion rampant. To
first floor are 2 margin light sashes flanked by shorter brick
pilasters. To the right the moulded head only of a 4 light C16
brick mullioned window. In the gable an ashlar datestone 1599
with initials TW, and in the base of the principal stack a
further datestone of 1661 and initials IW. To left gable are
single blocked windows to each floor with brick surrounds,
segmental heads and stepped up string courses. Interior retains
C16 roll moulded bressumer to hall inglenook and chamfered beam
with pyramid stops. End room has cyma moulded beam with ogee
stops. Trapped purl in pegged oak roof, with timber and reed

Listing NGR: TF3054038472

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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