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The Grapes Tavern

A Grade II Listed Building in Hereford, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 52.056 / 52°3'21"N

Longitude: -2.7162 / 2°42'58"W

OS Eastings: 350987

OS Northings: 239978

OS Grid: SO509399

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DLVL

Mapcode Global: VH85N.VLX6

Plus Code: 9C4V374M+CG

Entry Name: The Grapes Tavern

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Last Amended: 27 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372335

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR1

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: St Peter with St Owen and St James, Hereford

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


683-1/2/316 (North side)
10/06/52 The Grapes Tavern
(Formerly Listed as:
Old Bunch of Grapes Tavern)


Dwellings, now inn. C17, C18 and C19. Stucco; Welsh slate
roof; brick stack to rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellar; 5-window range: early C19, 6/6
sashes and to left, C20 tripartite 2/2: 6/6: 2/2 sash; hoist
door. C20, 2-light casement and early C19, 3/6 sash over; to
left, 2 stuccoed openings. Entrance to centre right: C19,
4-panel door and blocked overlight with grooved pilasters and
remains of flat hood; to right, blocked, probably C19
shop-window with grooved pilasters and canted return with
cast-iron pillar; to left, 3 blocked openings, and late C19
double-doors with moulded architraves.
Right returned side: band to 2nd floor; stuccoed opening over.
INTERIOR: extensively restored to reveal original C17
timber-frame on all floor levels, and incorporates an original
C17 two-light mullion window on 2nd floor and a C17 six-light
mullion window on 1st floor. C19 staircase with stick
balusters; early C19 dogleg staircase with turned balusters.
2nd floor: 2 and 4-panel doors. 1st floor: 2 and 4-panel
doors. Cellar: plank door.
The weekly, "London Letter", (C18) was read out in its ground
floor principal parlour by a chairman appointed annually for
the purpose. The original C18 armed bench seats of the parlour
remain in situ having been restored.

Listing NGR: SO5098739978

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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