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Quicksilver Mail, Public House, Yeovil

Description: Quicksilver Mail, Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261374

OS Grid Reference: ST5483814943
OS Grid Coordinates: 354838, 114943
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9322, -2.6440

Location: 168 Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2RG

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 2RG

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Listing Text


3/29 Quicksilver Mail, Public House


- II

Inn, of C18 with later modifications. Ashlar Ham stonework, with Welsh slate
roof between coped gables (two bottom courses of stone slates remain); brick
chimney stacks at each end, that on South-west side widens at base, probably for
oven. 2-storeys 3-bay facade, with (later) central doorway and 5 steps, crowned
by shallow stone hood on modern brackets; on ground floor the sash windows to
either side of the door had 20-panes: in each case the lower glazing bars
removed: the windows set in architraves: the 3-first floor windows each have a
central 12- pane window with 4-pane sidelight set in raised mullioned surrounds.
Interior not inspected. The 'Quicksilver' was one of the fastest London/Exeter
mail coaches in the 1830's, which is said to have changed horses here.
Originally 3-storey - lowest buried by raising of road level).

Listing NGR: ST5483814943

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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