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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1174635
English Heritage Legacy ID: 261838
Location: Henstridge, South Somerset, Somerset, BA8
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Henstridge
Built-Up Area: Henstridge
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST72SW HENSTRIDGE CP SHERBORNE ROAD (North side)
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
Listing NGR: ST7210820134
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