Vernon Arms - Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 52° 53.144 W 001° 45.760
30U E 583255 N 5860276
Quick Description: The Vernon Arms is, an historic 17th Century Coaching Inn, located on Main Road in the village of Sudbury.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/16/2018 11:02:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMXY9A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
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Long Description:
The Vernon Arms is a traditional country pub that dates from the 17th Century and is a Grade II listed building. (visit link)

In the days of stage-coach travel The Vernon Arms was an important staging post on the Lichfield-Buxton turnpike road. (visit link)

The Vernon Arms has a pub sign hanging from ornate metal brackets. The description by British Listed Buildings is as follows; "Above the central arch are a C19 wrought iron bracket supporting the sign, and two lamps on cast iron brackets." The sign depicts the Vernon Coat of Arms on a white background.
"Vernon, Baron (GB, 1762)
Creation: let. pat. 12 May 1762
Family name: Vernon later Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt
Quarterly: 1st and 4th grand quarters, quarterly: 1st and 4th, Argent a Fret Sable; 2nd and 3rd, Or on a Fess Azure three Garbs of the field (Vernon); 2nd and 3rd grandquarters, Azure two Bars Argent (Venables)
1st: a Boar's Head erased Sable ducally gorged Or (Vernon); 2nd: a Wyvern with wings endorsed standing on a Fish Weir or Trap devouring a Child and pierced through with an Arrow in fess all proper (Venables)
Dexter: a Lion Gules collared and Chain reflexed over the back Or; Sinister: a Boar Sable ducally gorged and Chain reflexed over the back Or
Vernon Semper Viret or Ver Non Semper Viret (Vernon always flourishes or The spring foes not always flourish)
Arms, Crest and Supporters as borne by the 10th Baron Vernon" Source: (visit link)
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"The Vernon Arms has been an inn since the medieval times and it appears on the earliest known plan of the village dated 1659.
It was rebuilt in the 1670s by George Vernon it was an important feature of his improved estate village and a busy stage-coach travel stop. The building actually straddles a small stream - a great advantage before piped running water. The stream still runs beneath the building today and emerges on the far side of the road next to the bowling green." Source No11: (visit link)

There is a cosy bar with real fires, dining rooms serving meals, a lighter bar menu, cask ales, fine wines and much more.
Outside there is a secure courtyard and a family-friendly beer garden with beautiful views of Sudbury Hall grounds and the village.
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Name of Artist: Not listed

Date of current sign: Not listed

Date of first pub on site: Not listed

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