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The Grosvenor Arms Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0062 / 51°0'22"N

Longitude: -2.1982 / 2°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 386188

OS Northings: 122993

OS Grid: ST861229

Mapcode National: GBR 1XH.WK5

Mapcode Global: FRA 668G.CD7

Entry Name: The Grosvenor Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 20 June 1952

Last Amended: 15 October 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218032

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102037

Location: Shaftesbury, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Shaftesbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shaftesbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

1.
1615 HIGH STREET
(South Side)
Nos 5 & 7
(The Grosvenor Arms Hotel)
ST 8622 2/54 20.6.52.
II* GV
2.
Rebuilt in early C19 by Earl Grosvenor; possibly parts of the older structure
remain. The title of the Inn was then changed from the "Red Lion" to its
present name. The centre part of the front is 3-storey, 3-window; the
ground floor of stone, the upper floors (which oversail) of stucco possibly
over timber framing. The overhang is supported on Tuscan columns. In
centre is an elliptically-arched yard entry, flanked by splayed bays.
These have sash windows and coved heads reaching to soffit of overhang.
The centre of this block projects slightly and has a sedimented gable.
Very-large windows to 1st floor, the side ones being sashes, the central
one a French casement. Cast-iron balcony in the centre. Flanking this
main block there are lower blocks, in recession, also 5 storeys, that on
the left hand comprising a single 3-storey bay oversailing at 1st floor.
Right hand extension of 2 bays. There is a further brick extension of
4 bays of later date to the right, with yard entry at right hand end.
The cobbled inn yard remains, having a good splayed bay to 1st floor on
the North side.

Nos 5 to 13 (odd) The Fruit Shop, Nos 17 and 19 form a group.


Listing NGR: ST8616023029

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