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The Golden Hand Hotel and Coleman Bird Associates Shop The Golden Hind Hotel, and Coleman Bird Asso, Wellingborough

Description: The Golden Hand Hotel and Coleman Bird Associates Shop The Golden Hind Hotel, and Coleman Bird Asso

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 June 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 233806

OS Grid Reference: SP8920067778
OS Grid Coordinates: 489200, 267778
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3009, -0.6933

Location: 2 Burystead Place, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1AH

Locality: Wellingborough
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN8 1AH

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Listing Text

SP8967NW (West side)
11/145 The Golden Hind Hotel, and
09/06/70 Coleman Bird Associates Shop
(Formerly listed as Hind


Hotel and shop. c.1645. Mid C18 and late C19. Squared coursed ironstone with
slate, stone slate and plain tile-roofs. Originally courtyard plan. 2 storeys
with attic. Main front of 5-window range. Central arched entrance has moulded
stone surround with large wooden porch supported on pairs of square Doric
columns with turned balustrade above supporting a painted coat of arms and
figure of golden hind; all c.1891. Ground floor windows are 2-light
stone-mullion windows with leaded lights c.1872. Three 3-light stone mullion
Venetian style windows at first floor alternating with 4-light stone mullion and
transom windows; all probably C17 with leaded lights. 3 equal gables have
3-light stone mullion Venetian style attic windows. Moulded stone string course
above first floor windows. Ashlar parapet to eaves and gables. 2 rainwater heads
to either side of porch have date 1741 and similar rainwater to far left and
right have date 1769. Brick and stone stacks at ridge. 2-bay, 3-storey extension
to left is dated 1902 and of similar style with stone-mullion windows to each
floor. The ground floor is now a shop. North range to right of main front,
partially reconstructed c,1891, has a l0-bay centre range of 2- and 3-light
stone mullion window with leaded lights. 6-light, C17, stone mullion window with
transom to gable at far left has similar 3-light attic window above. c.1891
carriage arch with half timber upper storey to right and C17 gable with stone
mullion windows to far right. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Rear
elevations altered C19 and C20 with section of pitched roof to far left having
original plain tiles. The courtyard, reputed to have had open colonnade, is now
almost enclosed by C19 extensions. Interior: staircase part C17 has heavy turned
balustrade and tall newel finials. First floor rooms to main front have some C18
panelling, probably reset. The Cromwell Room to the first floor of the north
range has a C17 carved ceiling beam, moulded plaster ceiling and panelled walls,
that to the right of the fireplace has a secret catch giving access to a
vestibule beyond; the various artefacts in this room may be reset.
(History of Wellingborough: J. and M. Palmer).

Listing NGR: SP8920067778

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Source: English Heritage

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