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Unicorn Hotel, Altrincham

Description: Unicorn Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212780

OS Grid Reference: SJ7678488104
OS Grid Coordinates: 376784, 388104
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3893, -2.3505

Location: Albert Place, Trafford WA14 4NP

Locality: Altrincham
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA14 4NP

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Listing Text

(north side)

10/26 Unicorn Hotel


Hotel, incorporating former Town Hall. Hotel early
C19, former Town Hall 1849 for Lord Stamford. Brick,
rendered brick, stone dressings and slate roofs. 3-storey
hotel with 4-bay double gabled east elevation, 3-bay Market
Place elevation and a 2-storey 3-bay wing. The former Town
Hall abuts to the north, projecting slightly and is of 3
bays and 2 storeys having a carriage entry and first floor
council chamber. Hotel: projecting plinth, sill bands,
decorative cornice over 2 first floor windows, pierced
bargeboards, yellow brick stacks and flat porch with Tuscan
columns and heraldic shield are all late C19 additions. The
earlier facade consisted merely of the 11 window openings 3
of which are blocked and none of which retain sashes, and a
doorcase with overlight which still exists. The Market Place
elevation was similarly embellished in late C19 and has a
total of 4 stepped 3-light windows on the ground floor, 5
window openings on the first and 3 on the second all with
casement windows. Former Town Hall: stone plinth, banded
rustications to ground floor, first floor sill band and
eaves cornice (formerly bracketed). Ground floor has semi-
circular headed openings with keystones over 2 casement
windows and a carriage entry in bay 1. The central bay is
slightly advanced and has in oriel window with clock turret,
classical bellcote and weather-vane above. On either side of
the oriel is a tall casement window opening (formerly
sashed). Hipped roof.

Listing NGR: SJ7678488104

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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