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The Griff House Hotel, Nuneaton

Description: The Griff House Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1947
English Heritage Building ID: 308590

OS Grid Reference: SP3583788561
OS Grid Coordinates: 435837, 288561
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4938, -1.4736

Location: Coventry Road, Warwickshire CV10 7PJ

Locality: Nuneaton
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV10 7PJ

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Listing Text

SP38NE (West side)
5/51 The Griff House Hotel
06/12/47 (Formerly listed as Griff
- II

Farmhouse, now hotel. C17 origins, with small wing to rear; late C18/early C19
front range; mid/late C19 additions. C17 wing is timber-framed with rendered
infill and sandstone rubble plinth to sill height. Front range and additions of
Flemish bond brick with brick dentil cornice. Old plain-tile roofs; brick ridge
stacks. L-plan extended to U-plan, with wings to rear. 2 storeys and attic;
5-window range. Front is very largely symmetrical. Flush 6-panelled double-leaf
door and overlight with glazing bars recessed within moulded wood architrave and
doorcase of fluted pilaster strips, large shaped brackets and pitched hood.
Painted stone panel above has inscription: 'George Eliot lived here 1820-1841'.
Central three bays are closely-spaced. Wood cross windows with many glazing bars
have brick cambered arches, On ground floor first bay on left and small C19
single-storey addition to left have C19 cross windows with horizontal glazing
bar. Small lower 2-storey mid C19 addition to right. Left return side has C17
wing. 2 storeys; 2-window range. Framing of right half is much renewed. C20
open-fronted porch of stone and sham framing. C19 ribbed door inside. C19 and
C20 casements. Right return side has string course and brick corbelling to
gable, and 2-light attic casement. Large C19 canted bay on left has French
window with overlight and moulded wood architrave. Sashes to canted sides and
4-pane sash above. C19 two-window range beyond has late C20 addition across
ground floor. 16-pane sashes above. Painted rendered lintels throughout.
Interior altered. Extensive later C20 additions to rear are not of special
architectural interest.
(VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p175. Dorothy Dodds and Kathleen Adams: 'The George
Eliot Country', pp7-8)

Listing NGR: SP3583788561

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Source: English Heritage

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