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History of Horse & Groom (HT)

The building we see today is of 19thcentury origin and is built in the style of a country house from the period. It is brick built in Flemish Bond, which is where each row of bricks has alternate headers (the end of the brick) and stretchers (the side of the brick) along it. This style was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is two storeys high and has two crosswings joined by a central link, giving it an H-shaped plan.

The Horse & Groom has two imposing ground floor bay windows with a canopy over flanking a central door. The first floor has typical 19thcentury sash windows and the building is topped by a steep red tiled roof. There is a more recent ground floor extension at the rear.

To the North of the building by the river is a single storey building. This is believed to be part of an earlier pub that was on the site. The pub was rebuilt in its current position to reduce the risk of flooding, although the current building has still been subjected to it.