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The George Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Chepstow, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6408 / 51°38'26"N

Longitude: -2.6766 / 2°40'35"W

OS Eastings: 353276

OS Northings: 193775

OS Grid: ST532937

Mapcode National: GBR JM.7TP0

Mapcode Global: VH87T.K0CZ

Entry Name: The George Hotel

Listing Date: 12 November 2002

Last Amended: 12 November 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27109

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Adjacent to the medieval Town Gate in the lower part of Moor Street known as Town Gate.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Community: Chepstow

Built-Up Area: Chepstow

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Built 1899 on site of the former inn destroyed by fire 1896, architects Veall and Sant of Cardiff, (who were responsible for some of Cardiff's best schools). The old inn was built 1610 by Margaret Cleyston who owned Gate House and was run by her as an inn until her death in 1626, Adjoins Port Wall, separately listed, which is incorporated into the hotel building.

Exterior

Hotel in simplified C17 style. Built of coursed rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings and brick decorative banding with rubbed brick relief panels; slate roof with deep moulded eaves cornice and tall corniced brick stacks. Three storeys. Wide frontage, a 15-window range in all, grouped into 4 bays, the lights divided by mullions within an ashlar surround: from left 5,4,2,4. The upper two storeys have horned sashes and multipane upper lights; cross windows with mullions and single transom to ground floor. Centre right main entrance doorway has a moulded Tudor-arch, leaded overlight to recessed double 6-panelled part-glazed doors. Above is a small heavily moulded balcony on wide brackets with quatrefoil decoration in front of the double light first floor window. Brick and stone plinth. On downhill side left is the pedestrian link with High Street created early C20.

Interior

Lobby with inner glazed door with 6-panelled overlight with decorative leading. Interior retains some heavy mouldings including dado rails, door surrounds and staircase with heavy newel posts.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-designed hotel with an imposing frontage, sympathetic to the medieval gate which it adjoins, and for its historically important and dominating position. Group value with all the nearby listed buildings in the Town Gate area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gate House
    Adjoins S side of Town Gate, facing E down High Street.
  • I Town Gate
    Standing at the main entrance to the fortified town between Moor Street outside the gate to W and High Street within walls to E.
  • II ,21,Welsh Street,Chepstow,Chepstow,GWENT,
    Corner site with Town Gate/Moor Street and opposite The George.
  • II Town Gate House
    Attached and at right angles to the Town Gate in the town centre and facing The George .
  • II ,30,High Street,Chepstow,Chepstow,GWENT,
    On a corner site facing into Bank Street with side elevation fronting High Street and adjoining the Town Gate.
  • II 22, 23&23a
    On the corner of Moor Street and Welsh Street, opposite the Town Gate and adjacent to Albion Square
  • II ,1,Bank Street,Chepstow,Chepstow,,
    Part of the Towngate range and attached to number 30 High Street, overlooking the square at the top of Bank Street
  • II The Greyhound
    Towards the lower end of the S range and opposite Albion Square, on a corner with entrance to Old Forge Court.

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