Homend, nos 5 & 7 The New Inn
The New Inn was one of the important coaching inns in the later 18th and 19th centuries. In the mid 20th century it became the offices of the Ledbury Reporter and now a number of shops occupy the ground floor rooms and yards of this inn. Apparently, on the evidence of the continuity of the ceiling beams, the RCHM states that Nos. 5 and 7 The Homend form one building of mid-17th century date. Part of the gable end framing is visible at the north end of the range indicating that it was originally two storeys high rather than the present three. The façade is work of the late 18th century, by which time 5 and 7 had become separate buildings. There is a long 18th century range to the rear that was used as an assembly room. The RCHM also noted the existence of an ovolo moulded 4-light casement window on the ground floor although this was not seen for the present report.
Royal Commission on Historic Monuments, Herefordshrire II, East, 28
J. Eisel and R. Shoesmith, The Pubs of Bromyard, Ledbury & East Herefordshire (Logaston Press, 2003), 187-196
NGR SO 7108 3774
Content generated during research for two paperback books 'Ledbury: A Market Town and its Tudor Heritage' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-598-7) and 'Ledbury: People and Parish before the Reformation' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-614-4) for the England's Past for Everyone series