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The Great Western Restaurant, Swindon

Description: The Great Western Restaurant

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 318822

OS Grid Reference: SU1504985163
OS Grid Coordinates: 415049, 185163
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5651, -1.7843

Location: Station Road, Swindon SN1 1DH

Locality: Swindon
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN1 1DH

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Listing Text

(south side)
2/160 The Great Western Restaurant
Resturant, c1870, altered 1876, extended left 1896.Painted brick with stone
dressings. Slate roof. Original building in Gothic revival style.
2 storey and cellar, 3 bays, symmetrical with central entrance and
canted bay windows. Moulded string courses and moulded round-
headed 4-pane sashes with wide spaced hood mouldings and carved
terminals. Door, now blocked, pointed arch on stiff-leaf columns
with inner shouldered arch. Small flanking lights all under
continuous hood mould. First floor almost continuous paired
pointed lights on stiff-leaf nook shafts. Bays with octagonal
pitched roofs, the right with weathercock. 2-bay return to
Wellington Street. Left 1896 extension of 3 storey, 2 bays and
left forward wing with canted 3 storey bay. Door in angle in
projecting porch with moulded cornice. Lean-to to right. Stack
above with name and datestone. Windows 2- and 4-pane sashes, round
and segmental heads on bay, square and round heads on main block,
all with hood moulds. Bay with octagonal pitched roof and crested

Listing NGR: SU1514385241

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Source: English Heritage

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