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The George and Dragon

A Grade II Listed Building in Potterne, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3246 / 51°19'28"N

Longitude: -2.0091 / 2°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 399460

OS Northings: 158389

OS Grid: ST994583

Mapcode National: GBR 2V6.WBZ

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.4Y6Y

Entry Name: The George and Dragon

Listing Date: 3 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446626

Location: Potterne, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Potterne

Built-Up Area: Potterne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Listing Text

ST 9958 POTTERNE HIGH STREET
(west side)

14/161 The George and Dragon

GV II

Inn, late C18 or early C19 recasing of C15 timber-framed hall
house. Red brick with thatched hipped roof, ridge and end stacks.
Full-height basement and 2 storeys. Ground floor 6-panel door to
left with timber hood on brackets, steep brick-fronted outside
stairs up from each side. Left of door, cambered-head triple
casement and blocked cambered-head door. First floor triple
casement above Right of door, 5-light timber-lintel casement with
triple casement above and basement cambered-head casement pair
below. Straight joint to right, then similar first floor triple
casement, ground floor small timber oriel with 4:12:4-pane sashes
and basement casement pair and door, both with cambered heads.
Some rubble stone to basement north-east corner. North end wall
has first floor casement pair and ground floor 9-pane sash. Brick
and plain tile rear wing.
Interior: remnants of two cruck trusses of a 2-bay hall survive,
the foot of one visible in the front bar, the tops visible in
raised roof space. One full cruck open truss, one 2-tier closed
truss. Ground floor centre has fine c1500 inserted ceiling in two
panels with moulded beams. Timber lintel fireplace. North end
is apparently mostly C18 with late C18 north end fireplace.
An inn called the'George' is recorded from the mid C17. It was
probably built for the Bishops of Salisbury c1450-1500 as an open
hall and floored over in early C16.
(P.M. Slocombe Wilts. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Mag., 77, 1983 87-92.)


Listing NGR: ST9946058389

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

Description

ST 9958 POTTERNE HIGH STREET
(west side)

14/161 The George and Dragon

GV II

Inn, late C18 or early C19 recasing of C15 timber-framed hall
house. Red brick with thatched hipped roof, ridge and end stacks.
Full-height basement and 2 storeys. Ground floor 6-panel door to
left with timber hood on brackets, steep brick-fronted outside
stairs up from each side. Left of door, cambered-head triple
casement and blocked cambered-head door. First floor triple
casement above Right of door, 5-light timber-lintel casement with
triple casement above and basement cambered-head casement pair
below. Straight joint to right, then similar first floor triple
casement, ground floor small timber oriel with 4:12:4-pane sashes
and basement casement pair and door, both with cambered heads.
Some rubble stone to basement north-east corner. North end wall
has first floor casement pair and ground floor 9-pane sash. Brick
and plain tile rear wing.
Interior: remnants of two cruck trusses of a 2-bay hall survive,
the foot of one visible in the front bar, the tops visible in
raised roof space. One full cruck open truss, one 2-tier closed
truss. Ground floor centre has fine c1500 inserted ceiling in two
panels with moulded beams. Timber lintel fireplace. North end
is apparently mostly C18 with late C18 north end fireplace.
An inn called the'George' is recorded from the mid C17. It was
probably built for the Bishops of Salisbury c1450-1500 as an open
hall and floored over in early C16.
(P.M. Slocombe Wilts. Arch. and Nat. Hist. Mag., 77, 1983 87-92.)


Listing NGR: ST9946058389

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