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Latitude: 54.5172 / 54°31'1"N
Longitude: -2.0093 / 2°0'33"W
OS Eastings: 399495
OS Northings: 513540
OS Grid: NY994135
Mapcode National: GBR GJD6.SH
Mapcode Global: WHB4K.3QGF
Entry Name: The Ancient Unicorn Hotel and Attached Rear Wing (Shown on Os Map As Unicorn House)
Listing Date: 17 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323027
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111178
Location: Bowes, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Bowes
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
BOWES THE STREET
33/16 The Ancient Unicorn
Hotel and attached
rear wing (shown on
OS map as Unicorn
Hotel. Mid C18 front block with altered and refronted C17 rear wing of 2 builds.
Front block: dressed sandstone with squared rubble returns; graduated green
slate roof; stone chimney stacks. Rear wing: squared rubble; left section has
stone-flagged roof, right section has green slate roof; stone chimney stacks.
Front block: 3 storeys plus basement; 3 bays. Raised-and-chamfered quoins.
Basement has central boarded door flanked by blocked windows. Replaced casements
in moulded surrounds above basement string course. Stone eaves cornice. Roof
with coped gables and shaped kneelers. Corniced end stacks.
Rear wing: set-back 2-storey, 2-bay left section facing courtyard has a Tuscan
screen, now glazed, and 3 segmental relieving arches above. 2 replaced casements
in moulded surrounds on first floor. Passage behind screen has two 16-pane
sashes in moulded surrounds. Refronted 2-storey, irregular 3-bay right section
has raised-and-chamfered quoins to left; 2 late C19 stone canted bay windows and
3 horizontal sliding sashes above. Mounting block to left. Left end and ridge
stacks. Short 2-storey, gabled stair wing to rear, flanked by one-storey
outshuts. 2-light chamfered-mullioned, first-floor window concealed by left
Interior: front block has cut-string, dogleg staircase of 3 flights plus landing
rail, with 2 turned balusters per tread and a ramped moulded handrail.
C20 additions to left return of front block and at right end of rear wing,and
attached farmbuildings to rear, are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NY9949513540
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