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Description: The Crown Hotel
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249457
OS Grid Reference: SU2887795597
OS Grid Coordinates: 428877, 195597
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6584, -1.5839
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GREAT FARINGDON MARKET PLACE
3/67 No 25 (The Crown Hotel)
Early to mid C17, refronted in mid C18. Large rubble stone inn probably
originally including Portwell House to east. 3-storey and attic with steep
stone tiled roof and 2 renewed large chimney stacks with diagonal brick shafts
on stone base. 4 flat dormers. Roughcast front with parapet and stone band
over first floor. Painted angle quoins and plain window surrounds. 5-window
range. Ground floor semi-basement with one small sash and 2 3-light stone
mullioned windows flanking stone 4-centred arched doorway with original plank
door. Early C18 Doric porch with 2 columns and pilaster responds. Panelled
wood framing to doorway. 4 windows to first floor, 5 to second floor, glazing
bar sash windows. To east side large carriage arch with stone 4-centred arch,
single chamfered. Rear: later C17 external staircase, closed string, turned
balusters and moulded rail. C17 stone arched doorway to basement with plank
door. Interior: early C17 plaster ceiling to first floor front room, shallow
relief interlaced lines with foliage. Rear courtyard with stuccoed 2-storey C18
west range. Modern tiled roof. Deep coved cornice to west front and slight
north return. 6-window range at first floor, 3 earlier C18 windows at south
end. C19 verandah to ground floor and rear of main front range. North side,
early C18, stuccoed rubble stone with steep pitched stone tiled roof. One
segment headed dormer. 4-window range of segment-headed glazing bar sash
windows, 1 removed at first floor and ground floor 1 converted to door. The
east side of the courtyard is part of Portwell House, adjoining.
Listing NGR: SU2886295617
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Source: English Heritage
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