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© Mr John Chester

IoE Number: 266734
Location: THE TALBOT INN, NEW STREET (west side)
  MELLS, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John Chester
Date Photographed: 05 September 2007
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 27 November 1984
Grade II*

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MELLS CPST724910/34The Talbot Inn

MELLS CP ST7249 10/34 The Talbot Inn (formerly listed under New Street (West side)) 11.3.68 GV II* Inn. Circa 1470, additions and alterations of the C17 and C18. Doulting ashlar frontage, stone tiled roofs, coped verges, stone stacks. "U" plan, symmetrical facade. 2-storeys, 3-bays, paired sash windows with glazing bars. Broad segmental headed carriageway to centre, double C20 plank doors, further door opening to each side under archway, to left double 3-panelled doors, to right 6-panelled door. Wrought iron bracket carrying sign on first storey above archway. Return to New Street (qv) of 4-bays under plain tile roofs; remains of 2-light mullioned windows to upper floor, only one retaining centre mullion, to right window with pointed arch head. On ground floor single light opening with trefoil head, blocked 2-light mullioned window, small single light opening and to left paired C18 sash windows. Blocked 4-centred head door opening. Inner courtyard under archway bounded each side by earlier wings, that to right of 1:2 bays, 2 moulded 2-light mullioned windows to first floor, formerly with trefoil heads; ground floor has former door opening with chamfered four-centred stone surround, now altered to window, 3 further door openings. Left side irregular, chamfered stone mullioned window of 2-lights with similar blocked opening above. Door opening on first floor reached by flight of stone steps, solid ballustrade. Further wing at right angles to rear has C18 sash in gable, above blocked attic light with label. Interior of this wing has fireplace on ground floor in segmental headed stone surround.

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