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The Unicorn Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1043 / 53°6'15"N

Longitude: -2.0257 / 2°1'32"W

OS Eastings: 398375

OS Northings: 356349

OS Grid: SJ983563

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.BNS

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.V7KH

Entry Name: The Unicorn Public House

Listing Date: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268534

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461697

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


611-1/6/123 (East side)
The Unicorn Public House


Public house. c1900. Possibly by James G Smith. Ashlar lower
storey, brick above, with rendering in the upper storey and
plain-tiled roof. Domestic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic, corner site with 2-window
range to St Edward Street, gabled return and rear wing
comprising a further 2-window range to Brook Street.
Central entrance in St Edward Street elevation, in moulded
stone entablature with scrolled pediment flanked by 3-light
transomed windows with curved angles and lozenge glazing in
upper lights. Oriel windows with transoms and small upper
panes and with bulbous aprons to first floor. 3 single windows
to left in Brook Street return, with 3-light window and
doorway in rear wing. Similar oriel windows to first floor.
Overhanging upper storey with 2 oriel dormers in St Edward
Street elevation, 3-light mullioned and transomed windows with
small panes. 5-light window in return gable, and 3-light
gabled dormer in roof of rear wing. Tall moulded brick chimney
to rear of St Edward Street range, expressed externally by
ribbing in wall between the 2 upper windows of the Brook
Street return.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Although the architect of the public house is not known, it
bears some stylistic resemblance to the nearby Victoria
Buildings (qv), and may therefore also be by James G Smith. A
good Domestic Revival composition, which makes a striking
contribution to the townscape.

Listing NGR: SJ9837556349

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