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The Unicorn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0538 / 51°3'13"N

Longitude: -2.731 / 2°43'51"W

OS Eastings: 348863

OS Northings: 128525

OS Grid: ST488285

Mapcode National: GBR MJ.FZY3

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.FWZ

Entry Name: The Unicorn

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263051

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST4828 SOMERTON CP WEST STREET (North side)

8/243 The Unicorn

17.4.59

GV II*

Inn. Late medieval or C16 origins, remodelled mid C17. Local lias stone cut and squared, painted Ham stone dressings;
clay pantiled roof between coped gables; brick and stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 4 bays. Hollow chamfer mullioned
windows with labels, mostly 4-light with horizontal glazing bar inserts, with single light window between lower bays 1
and 2: bay 3 is a projecting gabled porch with semi circular archway with lozenge impost blocks and keystone, then
string course, above which is a square bay window adapted from single lights in the return and a 3 light window on the
main face, the label of the latter surviving, with hanging sign to gable; a lean-to against the east gable with 8 pane
sash; early C19 and other extension to rear. Interior not seen, other than eastern ground floor room which has
chamfered crossbeam and open gable fireplace; VCH mentions a smoke chamber behind, and a 7 bay open roof with jointed
cruck trusses and cambered collars and chamfered arched windbraces. Recorded as an inn by 1756 (VCH, Volume III,
1974).


Listing NGR: ST4886328525

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