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Description: The Louis Marchesi Public House
Date Listed: 26 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 229672
OS Grid Reference: TG2331008887
OS Grid Coordinates: 623310, 308887
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6318, 1.2985
TG 2308 NW TOMBLAND
26.2.76. No. 17. The Louis
(formerly listed as
the Waggon & Horses P.H.).
Former use unknown, now Public House. C15 undercroft. Late C15 street
range with C16 rear addition. C17. C18. alterations, adiitions. Rendered
masonry ground floor. Pseudo timber framing covering late C15 timber frame.
Plain tiles on street range and pantiles on rear range. Corner site, 'L'
shape plan. 2 storey. 3 bay street range with central door and C19 mullion
and transome windows with leaded lights. C19 timber-framing on first floor
with 9-light mullion and transome windows. The rear ground floor room has a
fine early C16 moulded timber ceiling which does not extend the full width
of the room, stopping short of the south wall to allow for a passage which
is lit by a frieze window. The first floor of the street range has the re-
mains of the C15 timber frame with expanded head wall posts, arch braces
and cambered ties. C19 roof, but the south gable has a truss embedded into
it, showing that the roof had diminished principal rafters, windbracing and
large cambered collars. Beneath the rear range is a 2 bay brick built under-
croft with heavy, double order diagonal ribs, 2 side and one end chamber.
The building is graded II for the undercroft, which forms part of an impor-
tant group within the City walls and for the surviving late C15 timber framing.
Listing NGR: TG2331008887
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Source: English Heritage
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