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Old Market Tavern

A Grade II Listed Building in Altrincham, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.3893 / 53°23'21"N

Longitude: -2.3505 / 2°21'1"W

OS Eastings: 376784

OS Northings: 388104

OS Grid: SJ767881

Mapcode National: GBR DY07.XR

Mapcode Global: WH98V.V2WK

Entry Name: Old Market Tavern

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067960

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212780

Location: Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Electoral Ward/Division: Altrincham

Built-Up Area: Altrincham

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Altrincham St George

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(north side)

10/26 Unicorn Hotel


Hotel, incorporating former Town Hall. Hotel early
C19, former Town Hall 1849 for Lord Stamford. Brick,
rendered brick, stone dressings and slate roofs. 3-storey
hotel with 4-bay double gabled east elevation, 3-bay Market
Place elevation and a 2-storey 3-bay wing. The former Town
Hall abuts to the north, projecting slightly and is of 3
bays and 2 storeys having a carriage entry and first floor
council chamber. Hotel: projecting plinth, sill bands,
decorative cornice over 2 first floor windows, pierced
bargeboards, yellow brick stacks and flat porch with Tuscan
columns and heraldic shield are all late C19 additions. The
earlier facade consisted merely of the 11 window openings 3
of which are blocked and none of which retain sashes, and a
doorcase with overlight which still exists. The Market Place
elevation was similarly embellished in late C19 and has a
total of 4 stepped 3-light windows on the ground floor, 5
window openings on the first and 3 on the second all with
casement windows. Former Town Hall: stone plinth, banded
rustications to ground floor, first floor sill band and
eaves cornice (formerly bracketed). Ground floor has semi-
circular headed openings with keystones over 2 casement
windows and a carriage entry in bay 1. The central bay is
slightly advanced and has in oriel window with clock turret,
classical bellcote and weather-vane above. On either side of
the oriel is a tall casement window opening (formerly
sashed). Hipped roof.

Listing NGR: SJ7678488104

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