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Description: 92 and 94, Benton Street
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 277602
OS Grid Reference: TM0299341820
OS Grid Coordinates: 602993, 241820
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0376, 0.9582
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1161 BENTON STREET
(South West Side)
26.4.50. No 92
TM 04 SW 1/45 12.7.%. No 94
Known as "The Flying Chariot" this building was formerly an Inn.
Cl6 origin but largely C17 features, especially on front which has
elaborate ornamental detail. L-shaped 2 storey timber-framed and
plastered, roofs tiled. The front and part of the South side have
remains of extensive floral pargetting. There is elaborate carved
wood detail on the whole of the front and the barge boards on North
side. The eaves board is carved and has the date 1656 over the
North oriel window, 3 window range, all oriel windows supported by
3 brackets, all carved with head of a man, said to be Charles I
(except for 1 oriel). The eaves board is supported by 6 similar
brackets. The oriel windows are of 5 lights with transom and many of
the leaded casements are original. The ground floor has 1 doorway
with heavy carved pediment supported by brackets carved as lions.
The door has 6 panels. Large rectangular chimney stack South part of
front block, and at the back a 2 storey oriel window projecting from
ground level. There is some good interior detail, including some
painting, NMR photos.
Nos 90 to 118 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: TM0299341820
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Source: English Heritage
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