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Swan Hotel, Lavenham

Description: Swan Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276739

OS Grid Reference: TL9155449185
OS Grid Coordinates: 591554, 249185
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1078, 0.7958

Location: A1141, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9PZ

Locality: Lavenham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9PZ

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Listing Text

5377 (east side)
Swan Hotel
(that part formerly
listed as Swan Inn)
TL 9149 50/590 23.1.58
A timber-framed and plastered building probably of C14-C15 origin with
cross wings at the north and south ends with jettied upper storeys on
exposed joists. There is another small gable with a jettied upper storey
on the north of the south cross wing. Roofs tiled. The timber-framing
is mainly exposed on the west front and there is a return frontage on
Water Street with pargetted emblems of the wool trade (cf Nos 11 and
12 Church Street), the mitre, fleur-de-Lys and spur rowel. There are
also modern mullioned and transomed windows in old style. Two storeys
and extensive cellars. On the Water Street front there is a large gable
east of which has been restored and renovated, with exposed timber-framing
and mullioned and transomed windows in old style. Part of the ground
storey is faced in red brick.

Listing NGR: TL9155449185

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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