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Shepherds Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Horbury, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.659 / 53°39'32"N

Longitude: -1.5501 / 1°33'0"W

OS Eastings: 429831

OS Northings: 418148

OS Grid: SE298181

Mapcode National: GBR KVM4.62

Mapcode Global: WHCB5.5949

Entry Name: Shepherds Arms Public House

Listing Date: 15 February 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342498

Location: Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Horbury and South Ossett

Built-Up Area: Horbury

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Horbury Junction St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side)

9/5 Shepherds Arms Public
15.2.66 House.

- II

Public House. Timber frame of 1538, north range (Bartlett); the rest 1593,
with later cladding; extensively modernised in 1964. Rendered walls. Stone
slate roof. Two storeys. A north-south range (the southern part slightly
wider) and an east-west range giving a 'T' plan. The front is of 3 bays with
a projecting gabled wing to right (the north wing). Most openings, including
the lean-to porch to bay 3, are C20. The wing has an exposed king-post truss
in its gable. Rear: the south wing has an exposed king-post truss with a
quadrant moulding to the tie-bean and many housings in the king-post probably
for several arrangements of studding. Later flat-roofed additions to rear
not of special interest. Broad projecting lateral stack to right return,
south end.
Interior: fireplace in south wing, relating to southern projecting stack,
with a sunken quadrant moulding to the jambs, a raised keystone and a
relieving arch above; several original beams and joists. Plaster date
plaques of 1593 and fleur-de-lys have been reset as decorations throughout
the building.
The building was formerly a gentleman's residence known as Nether Hall whose
earliest known occupants were the Binns family around 1600. Later occupants
were Lawrence Horrocks, his son, William Coppendale (until 1724), John
Scholefield and John Allott of Crigglestone. It became the Shepherds Arms
beer house in the 1850s.
K. Bartlett. Report awaiting publication.
K. Taylor. Wakefield District Heritage. 1975. Published by Wakefield
European Architectural Heritage Year Committee.

Listing NGR: SE2983118148

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