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Swan Hotel, Sherborne

Description: Swan Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 103885

OS Grid Reference: ST6384916686
OS Grid Coordinates: 363849, 116686
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9485, -2.5160

Location: Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3AX

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3AX

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Listing Text

CHEAP STREET
1.
1625
(North Bust Side)
No 51
(Swan Hotel)
ST 6316 1/270 7.4.71
II GV
2.
Late C18/early C19 front with mid C19 extension of 3 bays continuing front
to north of yard entry. Steep pitch gable end tiled roof, projecting bracketed
eaves. The original part is of 3 storeys the mid C19 extension of 2 tall
ones. Painted stone, partly stucco faced. Stone plinth and rusticated
chamfered quoins. Earlier part has flush framed sash windows: 2 on 2nd
floor, 1 single and a pair on 1st floor and 1 single on ground floor.
Yard entry with large flush panelled double doors. The mid C19 extension
has 3 recessed sashes 1st floor and 2 tall camber headed paired sashes,
dividing pilasters with keystones over. Deeply recessed panelled house
door with rectangular fanlight. Wings extend to rear on both sides of
yard, former service buildings, stables and coach houses, 2 and 3 storeys
with single storey stables: stone rubble some with red brick dressings.
That part directly adjoining original house has 4 dormers, 3 flush framed
sashes 1st floor, later flush architrave framed sashes and glazed and
panelled door with side lights on ground floor, some of glazing bars intact.
Part of southern wing possibly of C17 origin; date plaque of 1822 also
to this wing.

Nos 29 to 53 (odd) and No 53A form a group.


Listing NGR: ST6384916686

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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