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Kings Arms Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bow, Devon

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Latitude: 50.801 / 50°48'3"N

Longitude: -3.8144 / 3°48'51"W

OS Eastings: 272238

OS Northings: 101733

OS Grid: SS722017

Mapcode National: GBR L2.YTRP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26WZ.CSV

Plus Code: 9C2RR52P+C6

Entry Name: Kings Arms Inn

Listing Date: 20 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96533

Location: Bow, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Bow

Built-Up Area: Bow

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bow (or Nymet Tracey) with Broad Nymet

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 70 SW

BOW (north side)
Kings Arms Inn


Public house. Probably late C18-early C19. Plastered cob and rubble; stone rubble
stacks with plastered brick chimney shafts; slate roof.
Main block faces south and comprises 1 room either side of large central
carriageway, the left (western) room has rear lateral stack and right (eastern) room
has axial stack backing onto carriageway. To rear of right room is a service block
at right angles containing bars and stores with chambers above and a cellar below,
these converted from stables and stores. C19 additions at right angles to rear of
left room. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window front of original 16-pane sashes and
stucco front is incised as ashlar. Carriageway has large C19 double plank doors at
both ends and C19 front doorcase comprising flanking low pilasters beneath ornate
cast iron brackets which carry a flat hood with moulded entablature.
Interior has plain carpentry detail where exposed including a large rubble fireplace
with plain oak lintel resting on oak pads in left bar. Main block has mid C19 king
post truss roof. The layout of Barakel (q.v.) adjoining to left suggests that Kings
Arms built partly in upper end of a C16 hall house and party wall is the upper hall
partition. According to owner this was site of C17 maltings.

Listing NGR: SS7223801733

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