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Former White Horse Inn, Whitby

Description: Former White Horse Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 326629

OS Grid Reference: NZ9003411122
OS Grid Coordinates: 490034, 511122
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4875, -0.6117

Location: Church Street, Westerdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4AS

Locality: Whitby
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO22 4AS

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Listing Text

(East Side)

Former White Horse Inn
NZ 9011 2/301


Late C18. 3 storeys, rendered. 2 windows, double-hung sashes with glazing
bars. Heavy cornice above ground floor. Ground floor has 1 3-light window.
Passage archway to left. Early C20 doorway to right with Ionic reeded pilasters
on plinths and non-classical pediment. Half-glazed double doors. Originally
the White Horse and Griffin, in compliment to the Cholmley family. The
first stage coach from Whitby to York ran from here in 1788. Mentioned
in Miss Ethel Kidson's novel 'Herringfleet'. Charles Dickens records that
oyster shell grottos were a feature of the yard.

Nos 84 to 90 (even), Former White Horse Inn, The Black Horse Public House,
Nos 93 to 100 (consec),Nos 105 to 112A (consec) & Nos 114 to 117 (consec)
form a group.

Listing NGR: NZ9003411122

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.