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Latitude: 51.0176 / 51°1'3"N
Longitude: -3.8339 / 3°50'2"W
OS Eastings: 271461
OS Northings: 125850
OS Grid: SS714258
Mapcode National: GBR L1.J2LL
Mapcode Global: FRA 26VF.B67
Plus Code: 9C3R2598+3C
Entry Name: George Hotel
Listing Date: 20 August 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1325702
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96889
Location: South Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
Civil Parish: South Molton
Built-Up Area: South Molton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Molton St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SOUTH MOLTON BROAD STREET
SS7025-7125 (south side)
- No 1 (George Hotel)
Present building dates from 1730s replacing an earlier inn on the site.
3 storeys painted brick. Parapet with slate roof. Moulded eaves cornice. Full
length pilasters. 5 sashes without glazing bars, each one with grotesque mask
keystones which came from Stowe, the demolished Charles II mansion in Cornwall.
Porch with cambered arch and keystone. Set back 2-storey portion, an early C19
dining room addition over a carriage entrance. The interior contains an C18
'Chinoiserie' fretted staircase. The dining room was used as a theatre in the
C19. Frequent visitors included the Rev Jack Russell, the famous hunting parson
who gave his name to the Jack Russell terrier. The building is mentioned in
R D Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone.
Listing NGR: SS7146125850
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