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Description: Inn Sign Spanning the Highway Immediately East of the Magpie Inn
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279390
OS Grid Reference: TM1192760451
OS Grid Coordinates: 611927, 260451
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2015, 1.0999
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LITTLE STONHAM NORWICH ROAD
TM 16 SW
2/139 Inn Sign spanning the
- highway, immediately east
of the Magpie Inn
Inn sign of C17/C18 origin, but largely or wholly renewed in C20. On either
side of the road are square posts about 6m high, supporting a timber beam
across the road with a diagonal brace at each corner. A painted metal figure
of a magpie surmounts the beam, surrounded by wrought iron scrollwork; beneath
it is a hanging sign with the Brewery name. Traditionally believed to have
been used as a gibbet for hanging highwaymen. N.M.R. Included for group
Listing NGR: TM1192760451
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Source: English Heritage
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