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Description: The White Swan Hotel
Date Listed: 25 August 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 235627
OS Grid Reference: NU1881213279
OS Grid Coordinates: 418812, 613279
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4131, -1.7044
Nos 18 and 20
(The White Swan Hotel)
NU 1813 SE 1/148
Former coaching inn and still the principal hotel, Included for group value and
Listed because of its interior.
Mid-late C19 front. Two storeys and attic. Ten windows. Ashlar built, stringy
over ground floor, cill string to 1st floor, moulded eaves cornice. Slate roof
with 3 chimneys. Five pedimented and scroll sided dormers and 4 circular dormer
windows. Late glazed sash windows with moulded architraves and cill brackets
The 3 left band ground floor bays break forward slightly with channelled rustication:
an arcade of 3 bays; central entrance, with stone balcony over, to garage flanked
by arcaded fanlight headed windows. Fourth bay from right also breaks forward
slightly on ground floor with channelled masonry and an arch headed main entrance
with a stone balcony annexe.
The interior has the remarkable 'Olympic Room' at the back salvaged from the sister
ship of the Titanic which was broken up at Jarrow in 1935. 59x63 ft and 12 ft
3 ins high in the Louis XV style the details being taken from the Palace of Versailles"
Three and a half bays with a bay window to north and to east; 3 aisles. Large
ornamental fireplace on west wall with richly carved frame to mirror above. Panelled
walls with carved festoons particularly at doorway.
Listing NGR: NU1882813320
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Source: English Heritage
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