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The White Hart Inn, Somerton

Description: The White Hart Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262990

OS Grid Reference: ST4903528501
OS Grid Coordinates: 349035, 128501
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0536, -2.7285

Location: Market Place, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LX

Locality: Somerton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA11 7LX

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Listing Text


9/184 The White Hart Inn
(formerly listed as The White
Hart Hotel)



Inn. Apparently a late C18 refront of a much earlier building. Local lias stone cut and roughly squared, painted ashlar
dressings; clay pantiled roof hipped at east end, stepped coped gable to west, behind parapet; stone and brick chimney
stacks. Two storeys, 5 bays. Rendered plinth, plain end pilasters, moulded coping to plain parapet: 16-pane sash
windows in plain openings under timber lintols to first floor; below, double plain sash window in Regency style
shopfront surround bay 1; 9 panel door with Regency flanking timber pilasters and plain timber hood on brackets,
carrying timber model of a white hart, bay 2; triple plain sash window under timber lintol spanning bays 3 and 4; and
wide boarded door under timber lintol bay 5; C20 hanging sign at first floor level. Interior not seen, but VCH reports
an open timber roof of late medieval date on the upper floor of what was a gable cross wing. Earlier known as 'The Bear
Inn'. (VCR, Volum\e III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4903928493

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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