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Quicksilver Mail, Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9322 / 50°55'55"N

Longitude: -2.644 / 2°38'38"W

OS Eastings: 354838

OS Northings: 114943

OS Grid: ST548149

Mapcode National: GBR MN.PHYL

Mapcode Global: FRA 56BN.5R6

Plus Code: 9C2VW9J4+V9

Entry Name: Quicksilver Mail, Public House

Listing Date: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1346129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261374

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Built-Up Area: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Quicksilver Mail, Public House


Inn, of C18 with later modifications. Ashlar Ham stonework, with Welsh slate
roof between coped gables (two bottom courses of stone slates remain); brick
chimney stacks at each end, that on South-west side widens at base, probably for
oven. 2-storeys 3-bay facade, with (later) central doorway and 5 steps, crowned
by shallow stone hood on modern brackets; on ground floor the sash windows to
either side of the door had 20-panes: in each case the lower glazing bars
removed: the windows set in architraves: the 3-first floor windows each have a
central 12- pane window with 4-pane sidelight set in raised mullioned surrounds.
Interior not inspected. The 'Quicksilver' was one of the fastest London/Exeter
mail coaches in the 1830's, which is said to have changed horses here.
Originally 3-storey - lowest buried by raising of road level).

Listing NGR: ST5484414936

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