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Description: The Mytton and Mermaid Hotel
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259235
OS Grid Reference: SJ5413509274
OS Grid Coordinates: 354135, 309274
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6792, -2.6798
SJ 50 NW ATCHAM C.P. A5, ATCHAM (south side)
5/10 The Mytton and Mermaid
29.1.52 Hotel (formerly listed
as The Mytton and Mermaid
House, latterly inn, now hotel. Mid- to late C18 with probably late C19
alterations. Red brick with hipped machine tile roof. 3 storeys and
basement. Wooden dentil eaves cornice, dentils omitted over second floor
windows; 3 late C19 rusticated brick stacks, on ridge to right, integral
end to left and at rear. 7 bays; glazing bar sashes with gauged heads,
painted blind windows on first floor in first and sixth bays from left and
on ground floor in second bay from right; central door with 6 raised and
fielded panels, rectangular overlight with 3 intersecting ovals, and door-
case consisting of Doric pilasters supporting entablature with dentil
cornice, and triangular pediment; the small statue above the pediment is
a later addition. Steps down to segmental-headed basement door at right.
West front to right: 6 bays, large 3-storey bow to 3 right-hand bays;
painted blind windows on first and second floors in third bay from left;
door in third bay from left with 6 raised and fielded panels (top panels
glazed), plain architrave and brackets to former hood, now missing.
Interior: C18 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned balusters,
moulded handrail, square newel posts, and columnular bottom newel; wall
cupboard on first-floor landing with shaped shelves. A pair of probably
C18 baluster-shaped stone pedestals with foliage carving stand against the
main front, between the second and third and fifth and sixth bays from
left. The hotel was known as The Talbot Arms until the early C19 when it
became The Berwick Arms. The building became a private home in the mid-
to late C19 and was known as Atcham House, but in the early 1930s it was
bought from the Attingham Estate by Sir Clough William-Ellis, who turned
it back into a hotel and gave it its present name. Famous people who
have stayed in the hotel include Augustus John.
Listing NGR: SJ5413509274
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Source: English Heritage
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