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Description: Northgate House
The White Swan Public House
Date Listed: 22 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 144911
OS Grid Reference: SU4806629893
OS Grid Coordinates: 448066, 129893
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0664, -1.3154
SU 4829 NW HYDE STREET
3/466 The White Swan Public
House and Northgate House
Public house and adjoining dwelling. C17 with C18, early and mid C19, and
early C20 additions and alterations. Brick, stucco, rubble and flint, timber
frame. Plain tile hipped roof with tile hung gables to south end additions.
Two brick ridge stacks and a brick stack at south end. Two storeys above a
cellar, single storey wing at south end. A long C17 timber framed range,
altered and extended with a rear wing and other rear additions in C18 and early
C19, refronted and re-roofed in mid C19, early C20 additions to dwelling at
south end. Front to public house and dwelling in an Italianate style, stuccoed
with stone details: 3 bays of unequal width defined by banded pilaster strips,
plinth steps down to left in each bay but a continuous first floor window sill
band and simple eaves cornice. All door and window openings have projecing
architrave and sill frames with crowning cornices on moulded console brackets.
Entry to dwelling in RH bay has a doorway, with flanking sashes framed by
pilaster strips and cornice. Entrance to public house in LH bay in a pilaster
and cornice frame which encloses a 2-light shop or public bar window to right:
semi-circular arched heads to lights and a central colonnette mullion. The
wider central bay has a central pair of framed sashes, a similar single sash
to right and a doorway to left inserted in a former sash opening; on first
floor a similar pair of framed sashes flanked by a sash to either side. A pair
of framed sashes at first floor in each of the end bays. In the return north
end wall a 3-light public bar window with arched lights and colonnette mullions.
Rear wing has rubble and flint south wall with brick dressings, early C20 sashes;
east wall has two early C19 sashes with bars (3 x 4 panes) on first floor,
otherwise early C19 and C20 sashes and casements at rear of main range. Two
parallel cross gabled early C20 wings at south end. Interior: In main range
exposed C17 chamfered beams on ground floor, framing posts and principal beams
exposed on first floor. Early C19 panelling and cornices in back bar in
central addition to main range, three arched niche or door frames with moulded
architraves and impost and keyblocks on the south wall. Similar early C19
joimery in the entrance hall of the adjoining dwelling. Mid C19 etched and
cut glass panels in the windows of the public bar. The site has been a
hostelry since C16.
Listing NGR: SU4811930229
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Source: English Heritage
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