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Nationwide and Entrance to Unicorn Hotel, Banbury

Description: Nationwide and Entrance to Unicorn Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 244423

OS Grid Reference: SP4561140624
OS Grid Coordinates: 445611, 240624
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0621, -1.3361

Location: Parson's Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5PQ

Locality: Banbury
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX16 5PQ

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Listing Text

SP4540NE (South side)
7/123 Nos.18 and 19 (Nationwide) and
09/04/52 entrance to Unicorn Hotel
(Formerly listed as No.18 and
No.19 and Archway Entrance
to No.20 Unicorn Inn))


Inn, now house and shops. Mid C17. One build. Roughcast. Stone slate roof laid
to diminishing courses. Brick ridge stack. 2 storeys plus attic. 3-window range.
C20 shop front to left. Carriageway entrance to Unicorn Hotel to right has
moulded, stop chamfered jambs and panelled doors and is dated 1648 on spandrels.
First floor has 3 bow windows with renewed casements. 3 gable-front dormers have
renewed 3-light casements, renewed bargeboards and pendants. Deeply projected
eaves. Moulded beam with pendants, extends full length of attic floor. Courtyard
to rear. Interior: first floor has C17 stone fireplace, fragment of C17 block
printed wall paper on beam, 4-light wood mullioned window with original glazing.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. X, pp.30-33; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974,

Listing NGR: SP4561140624

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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