The Plowden Arms

The Plowden Arms
Henley Road
Shiplake
RG9 4DA

A house of two parts; the smaller one retains a two-bay lobby entry plan with an archway cut through the 4-flue brick stack at ground floor level. It is of good quality scantling timber framing with jowl posts, curved wall braces and chamfer stops in spine beams. A building date of c.1600 is estimated for this build. The larger part is brick-built, of double pile with hipped roof and sash windows with 8 over 8 thick glazing bars and exposed sash boxes, all indicating a building date of the mid to late 18th century.

Grid Reference: SU764783
Parish: Shiplake
Surveyed in: 1985
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: SHI-HEN-PLO