Ye Olde Cross Public House (Dirty Bottles)

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1. NARROWGATE 5330 (North East Side) No 32 (Ye Olde Cross Public House "Dirty Bottles") NU 1813 SE 1/68 20.2.52. II GV 2. Right hand part of 2 windows C17; left hand part of 3 windows later with early C19 attic storey. Two storeys and attic. Painted dressed stone. The right hand part has a moulded eaves cornice, modern tiles and raking top former with a Yorkshire sash window. Two light casement windows. Stone bracketted hood over doorway. Above is a shield upside down with the de Vesci arms (a cross patonce, hence the name of the inn), probably C13. On the ground floor is an old bow window containing the dirty bottles said to have been left there in the early C19 and by local superstition kept there (hence the nickname of the inn). The left hand part has a built up gabled dormer; plate glass sashes on 1st floor and attic, a glazing bar sash window on ground floor to right and on left a modern recessed bow; a blocked doorway between them. Gable light to attic on left. Slate roof with moulded cast iron gutter.

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