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Description: Corbet Arms Hotel
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 260354
OS Grid Reference: SJ6759434166
OS Grid Coordinates: 367594, 334166
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9040, -2.4832
SJ 6634-6734 MARKET DRAYTON C.P. HIGH STREET (north-
13/51 No. 8 (Corbet Arms
7.5.52 Hotel) (formerly listed as
Corbet Arms Hotel)
Inn. Late C18 and early C19. Red brick with plain tile roofs.
Front range consisting of early C19 block to left and late C18 block
to right. Early C19 ballroom at rear. Left-hand block: 3 storeys.
Dentil brick eaves cornice. C20 parapeted gable end to left with stone
coping. Brick ridge stack off-centre to left, integral brick end
stack to right and integral brick end stack to right. 3-window front;
tripartite sashes with gauged -brick heads and painted stone cills.
Second-floor casements. Entrance between first and second windows
fromright consisting of pair of doors with 3 beaded flush panels (top
panels glazed), beaded flush-panelled reveals, rectangular overlight
with radial fan, reeded architrave with circular corner paterae, and
frieze and moulded cornice. Tuscan porch with granite columns (probably
a mid-to late C19 replacement) supporting frieze and triangular pediment
with blocking course. Wooden inn sign above supported by wrought-
iron bracket, Carriageway to left with stone hinge blocks, pair of
boarded gates with spearhead tops and nameboard above. Blocked former
side doorway in carriageway consisting of quarter-round unfluted Greek
Doric columns supporting frieze and segmental radial fanlight. Right-
hand block: 2 storeys and attic. Painted moulded (probably stone)
eaves cornice and parapeted gable ends with chamfered stone copings
and moulded stone kneelers. Pair of hipped eaves dormers with 2-light
wooden casements. 4 bays; plate-glass sashes with gauged-brick heads
and painted stone cills. Remains of former early C19 railed enclosure
in front of each block, consisting of sandstone plinths and 4 short
sections of spearhead railings with urn finials to standards. Early
C19 Ballroom block adjoining at rear. Red brick,painted on ground
floor. Plain tile roof. 2 storeys. Toothed-brick eaves cornice.
External brick end stack to right. 5 bays; first-floor glazing bar
sashes with painted stone cills and lintels. Ground-floor 2-light
segmental-headed window in second bay from right, elliptical-arched
boarded door to right and 3 pairs of elliptical-arched boarded coach-
house doors to left. 2 storey hipped-roofed stair tower and porch project-
ing to right with toothed-brick eaves cornice. Entrance with gauged-
brick elliptical arch, pair of doors, each with 3 beaded flush panels,
and overlight. Lower one-bay block set back to left with first-floor
glazing bar sash. 2 storey link block to front range. Interior of
hotel: early C19 cantilevered dog-leg staircase with curving flights,
open string, turned balusters (2 per tread), sweeping handrail, and
wreathed newel with columnular foot newel post. Doors with 6 raised
and fielded panels and panelled reveals. Interior of ballroom not
inspected but moulded cornice noted. The porch might formerly have
been of a baseless Doric order because although the later granite columns
have bases the early C19 pilasters behind to not. A pair of sandstone
columns (not included on this list) standing on a patch of waste ground
at the rear of the hotel might have been the former porch columns.
Their bases are not visible as they are embedded in the earth.
Listing NGR: SJ6759434166
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Source: English Heritage
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