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Ye Olde Mitre Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5184 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1074 / 0°6'26"W

OS Eastings: 531409

OS Northings: 181644

OS Grid: TQ314816

Mapcode National: GBR N9.1V

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.3319

Entry Name: Ye Olde Mitre Public House

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 10 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477174

Location: Camden, London, EC1N

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Alban Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 31418164

ELY COURT EC1,
No.1,
YE OLDE MITRE PUBLIC HOUSE

(Formerly listed as:THE MITRE PUBLIC HOUSE)

24.10.1951

II

Public house. C1773 with early C20 internal remodelling and late C20 extension at rear. MATERIALS: stock brick. Welsh slate roof.
PLAN: front and back bars separated by central servery. Small snug leading off back bar. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic. Ground-floor frontage with glazed timber screen, central window with 18 square lights. Right-hand doorway blocked and framed by flat pilasters with Corinthian capitals. To left blocked doorway or hatch. Entablature with dentil cornice. Two first-floor 6/6 horned sash windows with 2-light casements under cambered heads. Timber and glass front with door to southern part of left-hand return. 2 first-floor windows similar to main frontage. 2 blind second-floor windows. Two-storey wing on left of building, 3-light Tudor style windows on ground floor.
INTERIOR: ground-floor bar spaces have extensive panelling, possibly installed in 1920s refitting. Panelled bar counters to front and back bars. Tudor style fireplaces in both bars. Skylight over rear part of rear bar. Corner of the front bar near entrance glazed in to reveal trunk of what is believed to be a cherry tree, marking the boundary of the properties held by the Bishop of Ely and Sir Christopher Hatton. Walls of staircase covered by wide, horizontally laid panels that may date back to late C18 construction. Front upstairs room refitted for public use c1990. HISTORY: The Mitre Tavern believed to be founded in 1546 for the servants at the Bishop of Ely's London house. The site and adjacent properties in Ely Place were cleared after the Crown took over the area in 1772. This public house retains its early C20 plan and fittings almost entirely intact.

Listing NGR: TQ3141181644

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