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163/5, Watling Street West, Towcester

Description: 163/5, Watling Street West

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 235207

OS Grid Reference: SP6935148606
OS Grid Coordinates: 469351, 248606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1314, -0.9882

Location: A5, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6BX

Locality: Towcester
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 6BX

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Listing Text

13/185 No.163/5
19/08/76 (Formerly listed as Nos.163
and 165)


Former coaching inn, now used as offices and store. c.1770 with C19 and C20
alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond with flared headers, plain-tile roof,
brick ridge and end stacks. Three-unit plan. 3-storey, 6-window range. Wide C20
double-leaf doors to left of centre in original carriage arch. 4 shallow canted
C19 bay windows to ground floor; blocked door between those to right of centre.
12-pane sash windows to fist floor-with gauged brick lintels and keyblocks.
9-pane sashes to attic floor. Rendered plinth, serrated brick storey bands, and
corbelled brick eaves. Interior has two open-well staircases in stair turrets to
rear with turned balusters. Formerly the White Horse Inn and the town's
principal coaching and posting inn.
(Piggot's Directory for Northamptonshire, 1830, p.628; George James de Wilde,
Ramblers Roundabout, 1872, pp.118-9).

Listing NGR: SP6935148606

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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