Description: George Hotel
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 321354
OS Grid Reference: SU1539141537
OS Grid Coordinates: 415391, 141537
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1729, -1.7812
AMESBURY HIGH STREET
11/43 George Hotel
Hotel. c1560 for Philip Power, altered C17, modernised c1768, and
extended to west in early C20. Timber framed, rendered to front,
brick to rear and mathematical tiles over carriageway. Tiled
roofs. Two storeys, cellars and attics. Two main blocks aligned
along street, that to right of 4 bays with carriageway through the
gabled left bay. To left, 3 bays/C17, right section contains
recessed door and irregular fenestration of paired and triple 8-
paned sashes and casement windows. Two hipped dormers and large
stack backing on to carriageway with five diagonally set shafts.
Secondary stack on right gable. Carriageway heightened. Large
canted oriel window to first floor and window in gable. Left block
has 16-pane sashes to ground floor and paned casement windows to
first floor. Three hipped dormers. Stack to left gable and
rebuilt stack at junction with right block. Doors to carriageway
inset. Right block has long rear wing, probably originally
stables, now increased to 2 storeys. Left block has attached C20
hall. At far left end, an added block, c1916, of 2 bays, rendered
and roughcast brickwork with tiled roof. Right bay is 3-storey and
gabled with framed shop window and door on ground floor, and 12-
paned sashes with gauged lintels. Venetian window to second floor
under with keyed brick arch. Left bay has entrance, double doors
over steps, set in stone frame with cantilevered balcony over with
cast iron railings. Keyed oculus to left and sash windows to
first floor. Hipped dormer. Roughcast brick stack. Elevation
returns on west with close set 12-pane sashes and brick gauged
lintels for 7 bays. Stair in second bay, raised above eaves as
flush gabled dormer and having an elongated Venetian window on
second floor. Three hipped dormers.
Interior altered. Both blocks have deeply chamfered cross beams.
C17 wainscot at head of stair and turned balustrade around head.
Listing NGR: SU1539141537
Source: English Heritage
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