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Swan Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9264 / 50°55'35"N

Longitude: -2.3048 / 2°18'17"W

OS Eastings: 378674

OS Northings: 114153

OS Grid: ST786141

Mapcode National: GBR 0X0.S47

Mapcode Global: FRA 661N.KWY

Entry Name: Swan Hotel

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110549

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102450

Location: Sturminster Newton, North Dorset, Dorset, DT10

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Sturminster Newton

Built-Up Area: Sturminster Newton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sturminster Newton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


8/162 Swan Hotel

Hotel, mid-C18. Brick (basically Flemish bond but extensive use made of rubbed
and gauged brickwork together with header bond in vitrified brick). Tiled roof
with brick stacks. 2 storeys, 8 bays. An unusual classical facade. 2 central
bays carry a pediment. The two outer bays are flanked by Doric pilasters
bearing Tudor roses; the abaci of which are continuous with an eaves cornice.
Similar pilasters flank the two central bays but a central pilaster carries a
complete Doric entablature into the tympanum of the pediment. The fenestration
is of sashes with glazing bars, mainly in moulded frames, throughout. Many of
the ground floor windows are now under flat arches but appear to have formerly
been under round arches with keystones. The upper floor windows are all under
segmental brick arches with brick keystones. Bay one has a C20 entrance.
Bay 4 has a round headed door in a wooden architrave under a flat hood
supported on pairs of shaped brackets. Bay 8 has a segmental arch over a
passage to the rear. There is a string course between the storeys. In the
tympanum are two niches and a brick roundel within which is a painting of a
swan. "RCHM, Dorset Vol III", HMSO, 1970, p 279, no 25.

Listing NGR: ST7867414153

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