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The Running Horse Public House, Leatherhead

Description: The Running Horse Public House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290501

OS Grid Reference: TQ1639156352
OS Grid Coordinates: 516391, 156352
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2944, -0.3321

Location: Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8BZ

Locality: Leatherhead
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT22 8BZ

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Listing Text

TQ 1656 SW (north side)

7.9.51 The Running Horse PH


House, now public house. Probably later C15, altered, and with early C19 addition
to rear. Timber frame covered with pebble-dashed render painted white, roof of
red tiles but with 4 courses of stone slates over the eaves; the rear addition
also rendered and painted white, with slate roof. The principal element is L-plan
consisting of a short open-hall (now ceiled) parallel to the street with a
receding 2-bay storeyed cross-wing at the right-hand end. Two low storeys, the
upper floor of the wing jettied to the front; the hall range has a doorway next
to the junction with the wing, under a simple pitched canopy, a 6-pane fixed
window to the left and a small 2-light casement under the eaves at 1st floor;
the gable wall of the wing has a 2-fight horizontal sliding sash offset left at
ground floor and a 2-light casement in the jettied upper floor. The left gable of
the hall range has a large external chimney stack, inserted doorways each side
of this and small casement windows of one and 2 lights above them. The right-
hand return wall of the wing has an extruded chimney to the front bay (now
enclosed at ground floor by a small flat-roofed toilet block), a 2-light casement
at 1st floor of the 2nd bay, and various additions below and to the rear which
are not of special interest. The rear addition is rectangular, 2 storeys and 2
bays, with a central doorway and rectangular bay window immediately to the
right of this, a 16-pane sashed window to the left and 2 similar windows at 1st
floor. Interior: some timber-framing is exposed at ground floor, but the principal
features of interest are visible only on the upper floors (which were not
accessible at the time of the survey): a moulded truss in the hall range, and a
matching open truss in the wing, with a crown-post roof. References: LDLHS
History (1988); W.J.Blair "The Running Horse, Leatherhead", Proceedings of
Leatherhead and District Local History Society, VoL3, No.9.

Listing NGR: TQ1639156352

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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