Description: The Green Dragon Public House
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319388
OS Grid Reference: SU1822527444
OS Grid Coordinates: 418225, 127444
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0461, -1.7414
SU 12 NE ALDERBURY THE GREEN
5/9 The Green Dragon Public House
House, now public house. C15 hall house with cross wing added in
mid-C16. Plastered timber-framing, tiled roof with brick stacks.
4-bay hall house had 2-bay unheated lower end and 2-bay open hall,
jettied cross wing of 2 bays added to right. 2 storeys, 4 windows.
Beaded door case to left of centre has gabled pediment, windows to
right are 2 C19 3-light mullioned and transomed casements, to left
of door is C19 casement. First floor of main range has 3 casements
in timber-framing with tension braces, jettied first floor of cross
wing has one 3-light casement. Right return of cross wing has 2-
light and 3-light casements. To left is weather boarded outshut,
to rear is tiled roofed outshut and C19 extension.
Interior: Hall has inserted floor and fireplace of mid-C16,
finely moulded principal intersecting ceiling beams. Roof was
recorded by R.C.H.M.; blackened over former open hall, arch-braced
roof with post cappings, tension braces to walls and wind braces to
1st tier of purlins. A fine Late Gothic carved stone fireplace
from Ivychurch (q.v.) was removed from the hall and sent to
America in 1930s, a Buckler print of 1806 of this feature hangs in
the lounge bar of the pub. This inn featured in Dickens' Martin
Chuzzlewit as The Blue Dragon.
(Unpublished records of R.C.H.M. (England), Salisbury).
Listing NGR: SU1822527444
Source: English Heritage
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