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Three Tuns Inn, Bishop's Castle

Description: Three Tuns Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 256978

OS Grid Reference: SO3240988982
OS Grid Coordinates: 332409, 288982
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4945, -2.9970

Location: Salop Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BW

Locality: Bishop's Castle
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY9 5BW

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Listing Text


12/67 Three Tuns Inn


House, now inn (retaining brewery q.v.). Late-C16 with mid- to late-
C19 remodelling and additions to rear. Timber framed, rebuilt to left
in coursed limestone rubble and brick, and stuccoed to front (incised
to represent ashlar); slate roof, hipped to right. L-plan; probable
former open hall of 2 bays plus screens passage bay, and 2 framed bay
cross wing to right. 2 storeys and attic. 2 late-C19 gabled eaves
dormers with slate-hung sides and 2-light casements, semi-external
brick end stack to left, and ridge stack on cross wing to right. First
floor early-C19 glazing bar sash to left and mid-C20 three-light case-
ment to right; ground floor central mid-C19 four-pane sash with
bracketed hood; mid-C19 shop front to right consisting of two 4-pane
sashes, and half-glazed panelled door to right with margin lights and
panelled reveals, and bracketed hood overall; mid- to late-C19 two-
panelled double doors off-centre to left (top panels arched) with
bracketed hood; mid- to late-C19 one storey lean-to addition to right
infilling former passageway, 3-light window with thin transom, pilastered
surround and cornice; central Inn sign with elaborate wrought iron
bracket. Plaque in end stack to left commemorating Queen Victoria's
Diamond Jubilee of.1.89.7. Interior: ground floor circa 1600 fireplace
in former cross wing to right of crudely pointed coursed limestone
rubble with cambered chamfered lintel and fading circa 1600 wall painting
above with double-lined border and central panel with the initials "M B",
late-C17 one-flight staircase adjoining stack to east with shaped
balusters, fluted handrail and square newel post; similar balustrade
to basement steps too. Although much altered the former hall range
to east still shows an indication of the former screens passage, at
each end of which were doors, now blocked. Plan much damaged by recent
alterations. The Three Tuns is attached to a still-working small
brewery (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SO3240988982

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Source: English Heritage

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