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Description: The Castle Hotel
Date Listed: 28 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 256971
OS Grid Reference: SO3233489024
OS Grid Coordinates: 332334, 289024
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4949, -2.9981
SO 3289 BISHOP'S CASTLE C.P. MARKET SQUARE (west side)
11/61 The Castle Hotel
- (formerly listed as
28/7/50 Castle Hotel)
Hotel. Dated 1719, with mid- to late-C18 addition at rear. Formerly
limewashed coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, rendered
plinth and hipped slate roof. L-plan. 2 storeys and attic on cellar.
Plinth, plat bands, moulded eaves cornice, 2 hipped dormers with 2-
light casements, 2 ridge stacks and stack to rear. 2:3:2 bay rhythm,
central 3 bays projecting with triangular pedimented gable above;
glazing bar sashes with flush boxes, and flat arches with keystones;
attic sash in gable with datestone above; 5 semi-circular plan steps
up to 2 half-glazed flush-panelled doors with 2-part rectangular over-
light, deep panelled reveals, and doorcase with panelled pilasters and
bracketed moulded hood. Large painted sign in central first floor bay
above door. South front: central flat-topped dormer with 3-light
casement, flanked by 2 hipped dormers with 2-light casements; first
floor blind window to right and 2 tripartite glazing bar sashes to
left; 2 ground floor glazing bar sashes flanking tripartite glazing
bar sashes; late-C20 gabled porch between first and second windows
from left. Interior: ground floor front room to right with early-
C18 raised and fielded panelling, dado rail, moulded cornice, and
bolection-moulded panel above C20 fireplace. Early-C18 staircase
rising 2 storeys, altered between ground and first floors; 3 flights
each floor, with landings and rectangular well, turned balusters,
closed string, moulded handrail, and square newel posts.
Listing NGR: SO3233489024
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Source: English Heritage
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