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Red Lion Hotel, with Front Boundary Railings Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.054 / 51°3'14"N

Longitude: -2.7274 / 2°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 349113

OS Northings: 128552

OS Grid: ST491285

Mapcode National: GBR MK.FSZ9

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.H83

Entry Name: Red Lion Hotel, with Front Boundary Railings Attached

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262983

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


9/161 Red Lion Hotel, with front
boundary railings attached
(including premises adjoining Red
(P 0) formerly listed as a
separate item)



Hotel. Mostly c1770, with modifications, but possibly retaining earlier fragments. Local lias stone cut and squared,
with Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 5 wide bays.
plinth, cornice, plain parapet, thin toothed ashlar quoins; centre bay has plain pilasters, string course to impost
level of central 3 centred triple keystoned arch, open pediment with arms of the Earls of Ilchester in tympanum; 4+12+4
pane composite sash windows to outer bays both levels; 8+12+8 pane sash windows bays 2 and 4, and Venetian window to
central bay upper: between bays 1 and 2, and 4 and 5, are C20 boarded doors with C20 stone surrounds, the left
pedimented, the right with heavy flat stone hood on brackets. Interior and rear buildings around courtyard radically
altered in later C20. Attached to front, small stone kerb to plinth height, with wrot iron railings with simple twist
spikes, enclosing small areas to each of the 4 outer bays, with returns to facade. Impressive facade with important
streetscape value. north end was formerly adapted to form post office, now reincorporated into hotel. (VCH, Volume III,

Listing NGR: ST4911328547

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