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The Castle Hotel, Castle Combe

Description: The Castle Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317209

OS Grid Reference: ST8420277214
OS Grid Coordinates: 384202, 177214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4937, -2.2289

Location: The Street, Castle Combe, Wiltshire SN14 7HT

Locality: Castle Combe
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 7HT

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Listing Text

ST 8477
(north side)
6/119 The Castle Hotel
(formerly listed as Castle Inn,
building adjoining and house 15yds
north, north east of Police House)


Inn and house adjoining to north-west, now hotel. Inn: c1820
refronting of 2 earlier buildings, C16 to C18. House adjoining:
C16 or C17. Inn range: rubble stone, formerly roughcast, with
stone tiled roof. 2 storeys. 2 earlier ranges facing south-east
and south-west altered c1820 and linked by a curved section facing
south to give roughly uniform facade with 16-pane sashes in
chamfered flush surrounds. From north-west, a 2-window section
with central door and north end stack, a recasing of a C16 or early
C17 range with heavy internal timbers and large timber lintel north
end fireplace, then c1800 curved section, 2-window range, one upper
blank opening with painted sign, then north-east range, probably
C17 origins. First bay has small upper dormer gable over door and
16-pane sash in unmoulded surround, and south end stack. Then
straight joint to right end range, possibly C18 stables, altered:
one long 3-light cyma-moulded window, moulded flush doorcase and at
right end, C20 casement over C20 door and window. Moulded doorcase
leads to cellar in 2 sections running south-west, one section
ashlar vaulted, the other rubble stone vaulted. House range:
attached at north-west end, C16 or early C17 rubble stone with
timber framed upper floor. South end stack shared with adjoining
range. 2 storey and attic, 2 window range. 2 C20 hipped dormers,
2 small 12-pane sashes to plastered first floor, 3-light ovolo-
moulded mullion window with hoodmould, door, C20 shallow bay window
and C20 mullion window with hoodmould. Interior of this range,
much restored, has large timber lintel fireplace to south wall,
timber-frame party wall to south and moulded stopped spine beams.
Adjoining to north-west is early to mid Cl9 ashlar screen wall,
probably built to close view from Manor House drive. Embattled
with doorway, coped gable with opening and carved Scrope, Tibetot
and Badlesmere shields.

Listing NGR: ST8420277214

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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