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The Red Lion Public House, Godalming

Description: The Red Lion Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 291447

OS Grid Reference: SU9680943811
OS Grid Coordinates: 496809, 143811
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1853, -0.6162

Location: Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HF

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 1HF

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Listing Text

SU 9643 NE
(north side)
The Red Lion Public House

Hotel and attached Oddfellows Hall, now pub. C17, C18 and C19 with late C20
alterations. Former Oddfellows Hall of Bargate rubblestone with red-brick
dressings, rendered at front; Welsh slate roof. Former hotel pebble-dashed at
front, rear wall timber-framed with painted brick infill, rear wings of brick in
Flemish bond; plain tile roofs. Former hall on left, early-mid C19 of one tall
storey, 4 bays; former hotel of 4 storeys, 5 bays (four 1st-floor windows), to
right. Former hall: plinth; entrance in bay 2 has stone steps to recessed C20
door with 6-pane overlight; sashes with glazing bars in reveals with stone
sills, the openings formerly taller; 2 heraldic shields between openings; boxed
eaves; hipped roof. Right-hand range: C17 timber-framed structure of 2+2 bays
of different builds with 5th bay added to right, and rear corridor addition
probably late C18, rear wing addition and refronting early C19, and further wing
added at rear mid C19. Road front; entrance in bay 4 has C20 door in C19 door-
case with pilasters and corniced entablature; wide C20 ground-floor windows,
small-paned, of 3, 4 and 5 lights; corniced plat band. On 1st floor two 2-light
C20 smell-paned casements to left; to right, 2 tripartite windows with 12-pane
sashes flanked by 4-pane sashes and C20 sign-board between; to bay 3, C20 pub
sign in old architrave, console-bracketed, with Ionic pilasters on plinths and
dentilled cornice to entablature. Dentilled boxed eaves with wrought-iron pub
sign projecting from right corner. Roof hipped on left, with stack at right
end. Rear of right-hand range: square-panelled timber-framed wall; on 1st floor
a small 2-pane casement to left and a 16-pane side-sliding sash to right;
moulded dentilled eaves; 3 hipped gables. On left, short wing projects having
basket-arched doorway on left, large tripartite window on right (with 12-pane
sash flanked by 4-pane sashes) and on 1st floor 2 sashes with exposed boxes, of
16 and 12 panes. This wing links main range to parallel service range, of 2
wide bays, with inserted door and window to left bay, a wide window and door
with header-brick arches to right bay, two 2-light small-pane casements to 1st
floor, and hipped roof with eaves stack between bays. Interior: right-hand
range has cross-beam between bays 4 and 5 with mortices insoffit from former end
wall; another cross-beam between bays 2 -and 3 and one between bays 1 and 2,
chamfered and with lambs tongue stops. Closed-string stair up to attic with
stick balusters and columnar newel. Roof has collared principal rafter trusses
with butt purlins, staggered to bays 1 and 2, and old rafters; former chimney,
between bays 2 and 3, at rear, is truncated.

Listing NGR: SU9681843816

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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