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Description: Crab Inn
Date Listed: 14 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 310225
OS Grid Reference: SZ5822480997
OS Grid Coordinates: 458224, 80997
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6258, -1.1782
SZ5881 CHURCH ROAD
1352-0/8/190 Crab Inn
Inn. North-west part late C18 and shown on map of 1792,
south-east part mid C19. North-west part of red brick and
thatched roof. 1 storey and attics. 3 eyebrow dormers and 3
triple C19 casements. Projecting gabled porch to central bay.
South-east part has large mid C19 Isle of Wight coursed stone
gable and thatched roof. Fretted bargeboards and pendant.
Attic storey has 4-light oriel. 3 casements, 2 with stained
glass to ground floor and projecting gabled thatched
weatherporch. Henry Longfellow visited the Crab Inn and wrote
to his friend G W Green: 'I write you this from a lovely
little thatch-roofed inn all covered with ivy, and extremely
desirable, for which I have been requested to write an
inscription which reads:
O traveller, stay thy weary feet;
Drink of this fountain pure and sweet;
It flows for rich and poor the same.
Then go thy way, remembering still
The wayside well beneath the hill
The cup of water in His name.'
Listing NGR: SZ5822480997
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Source: English Heritage
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