Description: Swan Inn
Date Listed: 4 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 275489
OS Grid Reference: TM1620244556
OS Grid Coordinates: 616202, 244556
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0572, 1.1522
1260 KING STREET
TM 1644 NW 1/240
A C17 timber-framed and plastered building with C18 and later alterations.
The 1st storey bears the monogram S above I M and the date 1767, probably
the date it was plastered. 2 storeys. 4 window range, C18 casements, 3-lights
with transomes. The window at the west end is a paired window of 6 lights.
The centre lights only are hinged, with iron frames. The ground storey has
a late C19 bar front of 3 windows and 2 doorways, one doulbe and one single,
with rectangular fanlights, united by a moulded wood cornice, probably of
earlier date. The windows ahve framed risers with brick nogging above an
earlier stepped brick plinth. At the west end there is a recessed doorway
and a wide double-hung sash window with vertical glazing bars, a moulded
frame and panelled shutters. The west gable has the ends of some purlins
and wall braces visible. Roof tiled, with C19 ornamental crest tiles and
a wood eaves cornice.
Swan Inn and Corn Exchange form a group with Nos 1 and 2 Arcade Street
and National Westminster Bank, Princes Street.
Listing NGR: TM1620244556
Source: English Heritage
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