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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
Entry Name: Kings Head Hotel
Listing Date: 23 July 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187499
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365371
Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
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
SP0202 MARKET PLACE
578-1/4/235 (South side)
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
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
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