British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Pickwick Restaurant, Towcester

Description: The Pickwick Restaurant

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235218

OS Grid Reference: SP6925748745
OS Grid Coordinates: 469257, 248745
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1327, -0.9896

Location: A5, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6BX

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

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Towcester, Northamptonshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

13/196 Nos. 197, 199 and 201 (The
01/12/51 Pickwick Restaurant)
(Formerly listed as No. 197,
No.199, No.201)


Includes No.2, Park Street.
Row of shops and dwellings and restaurant. Early C18 with C20 alterations. Red
brick in Flemish bond, painted to front, C20 plain-tile hipped roofs, brick
ridge and end stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 6-window range. C20 shop
front to No. 197. C19 shop front to No. 199 with pair of canted bay windows either
side of C20 glazed door. C18 shop front to No.201 (The Pickwick Restaurant) with
part-glazed central door, flanked by bay windows, that to left with pair of
12-pane sash windows with thick glazing bars, that to right many-paned, both
with dentilled wood moulded cornice carried over door as hood. C19 canted bay
window to first floor left, C19 sash windows to first floor centre and 12-pane
sash windows to first floor right. Storey band and moulded eaves. Hipped and
gabled roof dormers. Wing to rear left faces Park Street, has flared headers to
brickwork and 12-pane sashes to ground and first floors all with gauged brick
lintels. Inserted C20 door with wood lintel. Lower 2-storey, one-window
extension with 4-panel part-glazed door with ornamental overlight and reeded
wood surround with cornice hood, C20 first floor casement window with
flat-arched head and nogged brick eaves. Interior: No.201 has rebuilt staircase
with re-used early C18 turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SP6926148738

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.