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The Unicorn Hotel, Ripon

Description: The Unicorn Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 330127

OS Grid Reference: SE3127371238
OS Grid Coordinates: 431273, 471238
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1360, -1.5228

Location: Kirkgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1BX

Locality: Ripon
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 1BX

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Listing Text

1/46 (east side)

No 2
GV (The Unicorn Hotel)
[formerly listed as
Nos 1 and 2 (The
Unicorn Hotel)]


C18. Third floor added later, probably in early C19. Former coaching inn.
White-washed brick. Four storeys. Modillioned and dentilled wooden eaves cornice.
Three bays: cased sashes: 2-storey canted bays with moulded wooden cornices on ground
and first floors. Six-panelled door and semi-circular fanlight in deep reveals, with
Tuscan ¾  columns taking entablature. Above this is suspended tne early or mid C18
flat moulded wooden hood, on moulded scrolled consoles. Above this is a unicorn in
relief, and above this again is a semi-circular board with "Posting House" in good C19
sans-serif capitals. Ground, first and second floor of rear have brick bands and
cased flush-framed sashes: 6 bays.

Listing NGR: SE3127371238

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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