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The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk

Description: The Golden Fleece Hotel

Grade: II
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

Location: 19 Chapel Street, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1LL

Locality: Thirsk
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO7 1LL

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Listing Text

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

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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