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Old King's Head Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0319 / 52°1'54"N

Longitude: -0.4933 / 0°29'35"W

OS Eastings: 503460

OS Northings: 238123

OS Grid: TL034381

Mapcode National: GBR G39.G4C

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.D6L6

Entry Name: Old King's Head Inn

Listing Date: 17 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37411

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Built-Up Area: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(North Side)

No 1
No 3 (Old King's Head Inn)
TL 0338 1/118 17.7.5l


Early C18 ranlge of 2 storeys in brick chequered with dark blue 'seconds',
rising from a deep stone plinth, (still retaining iron hocks, to which
sheep were tied on market-days). No 1 has shallow eaves below a partly-hipped
gable end, of which the ridge line runs at the same level into the tiled
roof of No 3, which is partly masked by a brick parapet. The facade of
No 3 is recessed a few feet behind the facade of No 1. Tiled roof lines
of varying alignment and height show that the combined facades cover 3
distinct buildings of an earlier date of which a few interior features
survive, notably an arcaded row of small lights forming a window in one
of the ground floor rooms. No 1 has 2 windows, No 3 6 windows, all sashed
in broad nearly flush frames. No 1 has 6-panel door within a simple wooden
frame with light hood: No 3 has 4-panel door enclosed by simple but massive
classical stone case with shallow hood. Over the door of No 3 hangs a
large iron lamp (? 1800), with decorated pineapple finial. Ornate wrought
iron frame for a hanging sign protrudes far out over door and lamp.

Nos 1 to 7 (odd), Nos 11 to 15 (odd) and Nos 21 to 37 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TL0346038123

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

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