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Description: Petwood Hotel
Date Listed: 6 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 195250
OS Grid Reference: TF1922963792
OS Grid Coordinates: 519229, 363792
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1579, -0.2183
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WOODHALL SPA STIXWOULD ROAD
TF 16 SE
9/68 Petwood Hotel
Hotel. 1905, extended 1910. Red brick plinth. The remainder is
in a fanciful half timbered Tudor style with plain tiled roofs
and 10 clustered red brick stacks. L-plan. Irregular facade of
3 and 2 storeys, the entrance wing of 7 bays the cross wing of 6.
The emphasised entrance bay has carved ashlar ground floor
comprising moulded stone doorway with shields in the spandrels,
flanked by single lights with semi-circular heads. Above is an
oriel with central bow window which runs through 2 floors and has
a highly ornate timber frieze at its base. The gable over is
decorated with a criss cross design. To the right hand side of
the entrance bay is a tall stair window with decorative leaded
lights set under a scalloped gable. The 3 bays beyond contain a
variety of 3 and 4 light openings. The gabled end bay contains
the Ballroom which was added c.1910. To the left are 2 gabled
bays containing 5 light openings. The 3 storey cross wing has 5
decorative gables and a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 light openings. At
ground floor level is a single storey range in the front of the
cross wing containing 6 windows of differing sizes and a pair of
double doors with flanking windows. All windows have timber
mullions and leaded lights. Interior. Fine stair hall
containing geometric Elizabethan style stair and gallery landing.
The stair has carved newels with strapwork design and paired
carved balusters with lions feet. The hall is oak panelled to
dentillated picture rail. The oak room has similar panelling and
a stone fireplace with carved oak mantle comprising three
recessed arches over the fireplace, flanked by pairs of highly
ornate Ionic columns. Several suites on the first floor have
decorative fireplaces with matching mirrors. The hotel was owned
by the Maples family of Maples furniture and this accounts for
the high quality of the fittings. It was used as the Officers
Mess of the famous 617 Squadron during the 2nd World War.
Listing NGR: TF1922963792
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Source: English Heritage
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