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The George Hotel, Dorchester

Description: The George Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248110

OS Grid Reference: SU5782394231
OS Grid Coordinates: 457823, 194231
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6439, -1.1657

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 7HN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman town, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SU5794 (West side)
5/80 The George Hotel


Inn. Late C15/early C16. Rendered and weatherboarded timber framing; old
plain-tile roofs with brick stacks. 5-bay plan with parallel rear wings. 2
storeys. The 2 left bays of the 5-gabled front project and are double jettied
with carved brackets and blind gables; windows are small-pane horizontal-sliding
sashes and there is a glazed and panelled door, with canopy, in the right bay
and a similar door in the return wall, to right. The 2 higher bays, to right,
have a single jetty and contain a large carriage entry with a moulded timber
surround, a tripartite sash, to right, and 12-pane sashes at first floor. The
bay to extreme right is lower with a 2-panel door, 16-pane sashes and a jetty
with a heavy diagonally-placed bracket to extreme right. Left rear wing includes
a 2-bay hail range plus a 5-bay weatherboarded range containing an open
first-floor gallery. Right wing is partly brick and partly timber framed at
first floor. Framing, where exposed, is in large panels with heavy tension
braces. Interior: open hall with lower king-strut trusses; several open
fireplaces with chamfered brick jambs and bressumers; richly-moulded beam;
early-C18 stair with turned balusters.

Listing NGR: SU5780294224

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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