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Virgina Ash Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Henstridge, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9799 / 50°58'47"N

Longitude: -2.3987 / 2°23'55"W

OS Eastings: 372108

OS Northings: 120134

OS Grid: ST721201

Mapcode National: GBR 0W9.DDM

Mapcode Global: FRA 56VJ.CBC

Entry Name: Virgina Ash Hotel

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261838

Location: Henstridge, South Somerset, Somerset, BA8

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Henstridge

Built-Up Area: Henstridge

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/102 Virgina Ash Hotel


Inn. C18 reputedly on Tudor foundations. Local stone coursed rubble, rendered on South elevation; Welsh slate roof
between stepped coped gables, with plain clay tile roof to rear; yellow brick end chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 3 wide
bays to South elevation. Plinth, plain pilaster strips between each bay; dentilled eaves course: 12-pane sash windows,
the outer bays composite with added 4 pane sashes each side, all in plain surrounds; central part-glazed door with
architraved surround having triple keystone; C20 extension to West side with flat roof behind parapet, and further
extensions Northwards along Ash End, featuring at first floor level elaborate wrot iron bracket with hanging sign.
Interior not seen. Name derives from the fact that the earlier inn was where Sir Walter Raleigh, enjoying a tobacco
pipe, was doused with water by a waiter, who had never seen smoking and thought he was afire. (Wakefied, A History of
Henstridge, 1953).

Listing NGR: ST7210820134

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