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Ye Olde Cross Public House 'dirty Bottles', Alnwick

Description: Ye Olde Cross Public House 'dirty Bottles'

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 235805

OS Grid Reference: NU1855213468
OS Grid Coordinates: 418552, 613468
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4148, -1.7085

Location: Narrowgate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1JG

Locality: Alnwick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 1JG

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Listing Text

(North East Side)
No 32
(Ye Olde Cross Public House
"Dirty Bottles")
NU 1813 SE 1/68 20.2.52.
Right hand part of 2 windows C17; left hand part of 3 windows later with early
C19 attic storey. Two storeys and attic. Painted dressed stone. The right hand
part has a moulded eaves cornice, modern tiles and raking top former with a Yorkshire
sash window. Two light casement windows. Stone bracketted hood over doorway.
Above is a shield upside down with the de Vesci arms (a cross patonce, hence the
name of the inn), probably C13. On the ground floor is an old bow window containing
the dirty bottles said to have been left there in the early C19 and by local superstition
kept there (hence the nickname of the inn). The left hand part has a built up
gabled dormer; plate glass sashes on 1st floor and attic, a glazing bar sash window
on ground floor to right and on left a modern recessed bow; a blocked doorway between
them. Gable light to attic on left. Slate roof with moulded cast iron gutter.

Listing NGR: NU1856313471

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Source: English Heritage

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