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Crab Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.6258 / 50°37'32"N

Longitude: -1.1782 / 1°10'41"W

OS Eastings: 458224

OS Northings: 80997

OS Grid: SZ582809

Mapcode National: GBR 9DS.NY2

Mapcode Global: FRA 87FF.0TM

Plus Code: 9C2WJRGC+8P

Entry Name: Crab Inn

Listing Date: 14 February 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310225

Location: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Shanklin

Built-Up Area: Shanklin

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Shanklin St Blasius

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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1352-0/8/190 Crab Inn

Inn. North-west part late C18 and shown on map of 1792,
south-east part mid C19. North-west part of red brick and
thatched roof. 1 storey and attics. 3 eyebrow dormers and 3
triple C19 casements. Projecting gabled porch to central bay.
South-east part has large mid C19 Isle of Wight coursed stone
gable and thatched roof. Fretted bargeboards and pendant.
Attic storey has 4-light oriel. 3 casements, 2 with stained
glass to ground floor and projecting gabled thatched
weatherporch. Henry Longfellow visited the Crab Inn and wrote
to his friend G W Green: 'I write you this from a lovely
little thatch-roofed inn all covered with ivy, and extremely
desirable, for which I have been requested to write an
inscription which reads:
O traveller, stay thy weary feet;
Drink of this fountain pure and sweet;
It flows for rich and poor the same.
Then go thy way, remembering still
The wayside well beneath the hill
The cup of water in His name.'

Listing NGR: SZ5822480997

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