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The Grosvenor Arms Hotel, Shaftesbury

Description: The Grosvenor Arms Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 102037

OS Grid Reference: ST8618822993
OS Grid Coordinates: 386188, 122993
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0062, -2.1982

Location: B3081, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8HZ

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8HZ

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Listing Text

1.
1615 HIGH STREET
(South Side)
Nos 5 & 7
(The Grosvenor Arms Hotel)
ST 8622 2/54 20.6.52.
II* GV
2.
Rebuilt in early C19 by Earl Grosvenor; possibly parts of the older structure
remain. The title of the Inn was then changed from the "Red Lion" to its
present name. The centre part of the front is 3-storey, 3-window; the
ground floor of stone, the upper floors (which oversail) of stucco possibly
over timber framing. The overhang is supported on Tuscan columns. In
centre is an elliptically-arched yard entry, flanked by splayed bays.
These have sash windows and coved heads reaching to soffit of overhang.
The centre of this block projects slightly and has a sedimented gable.
Very-large windows to 1st floor, the side ones being sashes, the central
one a French casement. Cast-iron balcony in the centre. Flanking this
main block there are lower blocks, in recession, also 5 storeys, that on
the left hand comprising a single 3-storey bay oversailing at 1st floor.
Right hand extension of 2 bays. There is a further brick extension of
4 bays of later date to the right, with yard entry at right hand end.
The cobbled inn yard remains, having a good splayed bay to 1st floor on
the North side.

Nos 5 to 13 (odd) The Fruit Shop, Nos 17 and 19 form a group.


Listing NGR: ST8616023029

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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