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Description: The Grapes Hotel
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184345
OS Grid Reference: SD4899618494
OS Grid Coordinates: 348996, 418494
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6604, -2.7733
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CROSTON TOWN ROAD
SD 41 NE
8/93 The Grapes Hotel
Public house. Later C18 and early C19. Handmade brick with stone
dressings and scored render, all colour-washed, roofs of slate and tile.
T-plan: early C19 front block of 3 bays, with long rear wing probably late
C18. Two storeys: symmetrical facade has central round-headed doorway with
moulded stone surround and scrolled keystone, 2 windows at ground floor and
3 above, mostly 4-pane sashes and all with splayed stone heads. Right
gable wall is buttressed, has 2 small and one square window at ground
floor, another square window above, all top-hung casements with glazing
bars. Rear range in 2 parts, the first one large bay with a lean-to porch
in the angle, coupled square casements with small panes at ground floor and
a 4-light sliding sash above, large chimney at rear gable; the second,
slightly lower, 2 bays set back, has small lean-to porch in the angle, a
segmental-headed door and window at ground floor, a 3-light sliding sash
and 3-light casement above. Interior: some numbered doors at ground floor;
open-well dog-legged staircase with open string, slender turned newels,
stick balusters and ramped handrail; whole 1st floor of front is a meeting
room with high ceiling of 3 pyramidal compartments (iron rings in the
apexes), entered by a door with a bolted hinged flap cut in one panel; 1st
floor of rear range is longitudinally partitioned, the west side stepped
down and containing at the far end a small room with a prison cell built
into it, this with a small square barred window and a wooden bunk inside.
History: said to have been used as courthouse; and the front meeting room
as a masonic hall. (No. 65 adjoins at left end).
Listing NGR: SD4899618494
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Source: English Heritage
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