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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
Plus Code: 9C3V8XFR+R9
Entry Name: The George and Dragon
Listing Date: 3 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1243102
English Heritage Legacy ID: 446626
Location: Potterne, Wiltshire, SN10
Civil Parish: Potterne
Built-Up Area: Potterne
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
ST 9958 POTTERNE HIGH STREET
14/161 The George and Dragon
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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