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Latitude: 51.7608 / 51°45'38"N
Longitude: -1.8349 / 1°50'5"W
OS Eastings: 411489
OS Northings: 206914
OS Grid: SP114069
Mapcode National: GBR 3QJ.JXD
Mapcode Global: VHB2M.40TH
Entry Name: Swan Hotel
Listing Date: 23 January 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1088416
English Heritage Legacy ID: 127250
Location: Bibury, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
Civil Parish: Bibury
Built-Up Area: Arlington
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Bibury with Winson
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
11/4 Swan Hotel
Former coaching inn, now hotel. Mid-late C18; extensive early C19
additions; c1930 enlargement. Coursed and dressed limestone;
ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof, Welsh slate to former stable
wing. Two-storey T-plan block to rear of long 2-storey front
range; stable wing to south; 2-storey with attic enlargement to
north. Front: 4-window fenestration to early C19 right part of
frontage, all 16-pane sashes with sunblind valencing except 12-pane
sashes to central canted bay window; doorway to right. Three
ridge-mounted chimneys with moulded caps. C20 block to left has 5-
window 16-pane sash fenestration, flanked on upper floor by 2 keyed
oval windows. Doorway with moulded architraves, glazed doors and
bold shell hood below right oval window. Five hipped roofed attic
dormers with small-paned casements. Parapet gable ends, part
extended with lower gable at north end. South end: mixed
mullioned fenestration to earlier building behind front range.
Long 2-storey former stables and coach house now incorporated into
hotel, with canted bay window in former coach doorway; timber
casement fenestration. Row of iron ridge vents. Interior: mostly
altered in C19. Recorded as an inn from 1672. Said to have been
used for manor courts - the village lock up (q.v.) being
immediately to north of inn. Important view-closing position upon
eastward passage through village.
(Early photographs of inn before c1930 addition in NMR and
displayed in bar area; A.R.J. Jurica, 'Bibury' in V.C.H. Glos.
vii, 1981, pp 21-44)
Listing NGR: SP1148906914
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