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Greyhound Hotel with Milestone and Mounting Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Shap, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5216 / 54°31'17"N

Longitude: -2.671 / 2°40'15"W

OS Eastings: 356665

OS Northings: 514244

OS Grid: NY566142

Mapcode National: GBR 9JS4.JW

Mapcode Global: WH81Y.YM80

Plus Code: 9C6VG8CH+MJ

Entry Name: Greyhound Hotel with Milestone and Mounting Block

Listing Date: 6 February 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74171

Location: Shap, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Shap

Built-Up Area: Shap

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Shap with Swindale St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY 5614/5 (East side), Shap

27/156 Greyhound Hotel with
milestone & mounting
6.2.68 block


Coaching Inn, now hotel. Various datestones recorded: Kitchen fireplace
inscribed August the 27 1680 with initials R. & W.A.; bar fireplace 1696 with
initials A.W.; on panel over carriage arch 1703 with initials A.W. & W.W. &
bas-relief of a greyhound. Later additions and alterations. Initials are those
of Whinfell family whose crest was a greyhound. Wet-dashed rubble on plinth.
Graduated slate roof with stone ridge. 2 storeys, 7 bays overall; wing (1680)
projects to rear. 4-bay 1696 addition: Panelled door in open,flat-roofed
porch with cast-iron columns; recumbent sculpture of greyhound on roof probably
by Thomas Bland of Reagill. 2 tripartite sashes to each floor on left and one
above. Symmetrical 1703 extension to right: Central segment-headed carriage
arch now part-blocked with fixed window; sash to each floor on either side. All
windows with glazing bars in stone surrounds. Rendered mid and end chimneys.
Milestone with shaped head, to right of entrance, is probably mid C18 for
Turnpike. Painted black with lettering picked out in white: Kendal X6/Penrith
Xl/Miles (sic). Stone mounting block to right of former carriage arch.
Cottages adjoining south return not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NY5666514244

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