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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268534
English Heritage Legacy ID: 461697
Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13
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
SJ9856SW ST EDWARD STREET
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
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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