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Description: The Royal Arms Public House
Date Listed: 5 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 299899
OS Grid Reference: SU8609004802
OS Grid Coordinates: 486090, 104802
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8364, -0.7788
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(The Royal Arms Public House
also known as Ye Olde Punch House)
[Formerly listed as No 92
(Ye Olde Punch House))
SU 8604 NW 4/124 5.7.50.
C18 front to an Elizabethan building of timber framed construction (said to
date from 1591 but possible with an earlier core). Steeply pitched tiled
roof with hip at western end. 2 flat roofed dormers with glazing bars.
3 storeys and attic. Stuccoed. Moulded cornice with modillions below
eaves. Stuccoed front: 1st and 2nd floors overhang supported by Doric
columns with moulded frieze below the overhang. 1 window and 3 light
canted bay window on 1st and 2nd floors; bay window has sash windows
with flush boxes and flat arches and glazing bars intact. 1 sash window
to the east on both floors; windows in reveals with flat arches and glazing
bars intact. The ground floor comprises a shop front of circa 1800 flanked
on either side by doorways. Shop front comprises an oriel window with 5
canted sides; glazing bars intact. On the eastern side and in recession,
2 doors with 6 panels, some moulded panels, each door with a rectangular
fanlight over. In the west, 3 steps leading up between the columns pre-
viously mentioned to a modern glazed door with rectangular fanlight with
tracery over; a door of similar design immediately adjoining to the west.
Inside, in the front room on the 1st floor a fine late C16 plaster ceiling
said to have been erected by Italian craftsmen. Carved wooden bracket in
kitchen on south side of 1st floor.
Listing NGR: SU8609104793
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Source: English Heritage
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