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Green Dragon Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wymondham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.571 / 52°34'15"N

Longitude: 1.1099 / 1°6'35"E

OS Eastings: 610842

OS Northings: 301559

OS Grid: TG108015

Mapcode National: GBR TFF.Z95

Mapcode Global: WHLSM.0MSW

Entry Name: Green Dragon Public House

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386096

Location: Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR18

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Wymondham

Built-Up Area: Wymondham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Wymondham

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


655-1/8/35 (North West side)
29/12/50 No.6
Green Dragon Public House


Public House, originally probably a shop. Substantially mid
C15 with later alterations. Timber-framed with flint and
brick. Plaintiled roofs. Standard town hall-house plan. Forms
a gabled 2-storey and dormer attic street range parallel to
road with a jettied upper floor. Return walls also jettied,
that to south now rebuilt without jetty. 2 storey and dormer
attic cross wing extends to rear, almost full width, jettied
to both sides and rear. Mid C19 brick 2 storey wing abuts rear
of this cross wing, continuing building line and absorbing
rear jetty, which survives internally. Facade to street with a
pointed-arched doorway to left and a studded plank door. To
its right are 3 pointed arches and a fourth in east return,
formerly the open arcade of a shop: moulded jambs and now
glazed. To left of door is a 4-light hollow and roll-moulded
mullioned window with renewed leaded glazing. Bowtell and
casement cornice under jetty which is supported by knuckle
braces to left and an arch-braced corner post to the right.
Close-studded upper floor with geometric plaster decoration.
Two 4-light windows, that to left with a King mullion. Gabled
roof with one gabled dormer boasting cusped bargeboards. C20
rebuilt internal gable end stack serving inserted fireplace in
north wall of east room, the flue corbelled out under east
return jetty. East side of cross wing close studded above a
10-light (ten) mullioned window with a King mullion. Ovolo
mouldings. Above studding, situated under eaves, is a 6-light
mullioned window also with a King mullion and exhibiting roll
and fillet mouldings. Gabled roof carrying a gabled tower
dormer with a 2-light casement. Partly external north gable
end stack. West side of cross wing with a door to right
(leading directly into former hall) and a 4-light mullioned
window to left with 3 opening C18 iron casements. Mortice
holes indicate that this is a former 6-light mullioned window
with a hood and a projecting sill, i.e. a shallow oriel,
probably indicating the dais window. North wall of cross wing
rebuilt late C18 in flint, as is west gable of front range.
Rear wing. Brick. Late C18. Corrugated tile roof. 2 storeys.
Irregular bay system, various windows and 2 doorways to ground
floor, 3 sashes with glazing bars to first floor. Gabled roof.
INTERIOR. Original plan virtually intact and compromised only
by obvious timber partitions said to be of 1930s, which are
ignored for the purposes of this description only. Front door
leads to passage to hall in rear cross wing. On the left of
passage is a 4-centred doorway, at the end another, opening
into hall itself. On the right is an inserted door leading
into the present lounge bar, formerly the shop area with the
open arcade. This has an inserted fireplace in the east wall,
a plain central bridging beam and a prominent dragon beam. A
4-centred door leads from this room into the original hall at
the rear, adjacent to that from the passage. Hall, now the
back parlour, with a wide rebuilt fireplace occupying the
north wall with a C20 mantelpiece supported on 3 grotesque
corbels of C20 origin although medieval inspiration. To its
left is a cupboard, formerly the site of the winder to the
solar. To its right is a stone, hollow-chamfered arched
doorway leading to the C15 exterior. The wall plate above
fireplace, that to the south side of the hall opposite and the
bridging beam between have crenellated decorations and they
define the original extent of the room, disappearing here and
there behind the C20 partitions. First floor details largely
removed. One blocked 4-centred doorway survives, chamfered
bridging beams, some jowled principal studs. Roof of front
range has renewed butt purlins, overlaid. Cross wing roof
rebuilt with clasped purlins and collars. Interior of brick
C18 rear wing has the north jetty to the rear (north) of the

Listing NGR: TG1084201559

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