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Kings Head Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7169 / 51°43'1"N

Longitude: -1.9672 / 1°58'2"W

OS Eastings: 402359

OS Northings: 202024

OS Grid: SP023020

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.7GX

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.V3CM

Plus Code: 9C3WP28M+Q4

Entry Name: Kings Head Hotel

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365371

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


578-1/4/235 (South side)
23/07/71 No.24
Kings Head Hotel


Hotel. c1860. Probably by Medland and Maberly. Painted stucco;
Welsh slate roof; rendered brick left- and right-end and ridge
stacks, to right with top now missing.
3 storeys and attic; 5-window range. First floor has five
2/2-pane sashes with segmental arched heads in shouldered
architraves with keystones modelled as kings' heads; second
floor has 5 similar windows without keystones.
Ground floor has three 2/2-pane round-headed sashes in moulded
architraves with egg-and-dart outer moulding with stone cills
with panelled aprons; pair of 8-panel doors with leaded
fanlight in pilastered doorcase with round-headed panelled
hood with moulded edge to centre; to far right segmental
headed opening with architrave to match ground floor windows
with keystone modelled as king's head is entrance to through
passage to rear. 5 barrel-roofed dormers with 2-pane tilting
windows in round-headed moulded architraves with shaped
keystones. Pilaster strips to left and right angles are
rusticated to ground floor, panelled to first and second
floors and terminated by carved console brackets with lions'
heads on blocks and pointed finials over. Plinth with moulded
top; moulded cill band to first floor breaks forward into 4
panelled window-boxes each on 3 carved console brackets to 4
windows to left; moulded cill band to second floor; modillion
eaves cornice.
INTERIOR has mid C19 well staircase with elaborate cast-iron
bracketed balusters, shaped cheekpieces, mahogany grip
handrail; first floor front left has run cornice, damaged
plaster arch on square pilasters, no fireplace; ballroom to
second floor rear is large room with segmental-arched ceiling
with decorative plasterwork including panelled Ionic
pilasters, frieze with paterae and fluting and panelled strips
running across ceiling, plasterwork probably mid C19 with C20
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.173).

Listing NGR: SP0235902024

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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