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Description: The County Hotel
Date Listed: 12 October 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 318873
OS Grid Reference: SU1425929934
OS Grid Coordinates: 414259, 129934
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0686, -1.7979
Nos 3 to 7 (odd)
(The County Hotel)
SU 1429 NW 3/390
(No 3 is shop extending into ground floor of Barclays Bank). Long irregular
ashlar front in 2 parts. The eastern section circa 1908 Tudor. 2 storeyed
asymmetrical elevation. Main entrance in slightly projecting gabled bay.
Smaller stone faced gable over 1st floor window to right. 5 stone mullioned
leaded casements on 1st floor. Ground floor has plate glass shop window to
left (No 3). Large moulded basket handle arch to hotel entrance, cantilevered
hood. To right a large 4 light and a 3 light casement. Door to right with
depressed arch. 3 small stone mullioned lights set above with small stone
pediment over. The western and main part of the hotel is somewhat earlier
in date circa 1880-90, more elaborate Tudor-Jacobean treatment. Asymmetrical
2 storeyed elevation, return front to west. Moulded string between storeys
and plinth. Gable end tiled roof. Stone faced gabled dormers with finials
above eaves. Ashlar chimneys carried down into 1st floor and projecting on
stepped corbels, moulded shafts and caps. 2 and 4 light stone mullioned,
transomed windows with octagonal leaded panes on 1st floor. Ground floor,
large wood mullioned windows in basket arches. Door under elaborate crocketed
ogee arch. The return front has similar irregular fenestration and a slightly
taller projecting bay on 1st floor with large flattened oriel of 7 lights
stone mullions and transom, octagonal leaded panes, balustraded parapet. 4
centred arched entrance below with carved spandrels and drip mould.
Barclays Bank and Nos 3 to 7 (odd) form a group.
Listing NGR: SU1426429928
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Source: English Heritage
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