Description: The Golden Fleece Hotel
Date Listed: 1 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 333311
OS Grid Reference: SE4298782030
OS Grid Coordinates: 442987, 482030
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2322, -1.3420
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SE 4282 THIRSK MARKET PLACE
6/70 (south side)
Nos 42 and 44 (The Golden
GV Fleece Hotel) (formerly
listed as the Fleece
Hotel of 2 builds. No 42: probably a C16 hall house with service entrance moved and
upper end rebuilt. C17 and C18 alterations, top storey added post 1815. Part timber
framed and brown brick. Slate roof. 3 storeys. Symmetrical facade. Central
entrance. Wooden doorcase with pilasters and a large flat hood with dentilled
cornice. Round-headed doorway. To each side a canted bay with sash windows with
glazing bars. To the 1st floor 2 large tripartite sash windows with glazing bars in
flush moulded cases, shallow segmental arched heads. Their cills form a continuous
band. Wrought iron sign bracket. To the 2nd floor 3 16-pane sash windows. No 44:
late C18 or early C19. Brown brick. Slate roof of shallower pitch than that of No 42
with stone verges and kneelers. Higher and narrower than No 42. 3 storey canted bay.
Arched sash windows with Gothick glazing in groups of 3 with taller central light.
Cills form continuous bands. Carriageway to left. Interior: No 42 some exposed
timber including an inglenook beam. The front room to the right of the entrance has a
C17 ceiling divided into square panels by raised borders. No 44: ground floor sash
window has fixed light. C20 extension at rear not included. Was a famous posting
inn. P Wyon and W Fogitt, Thirsk, Past and Present, 1980, p7. N Pevsner, Yorkshire,
North Riding, 1966, p367.
Listing NGR: SE4298782030
Source: English Heritage
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