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163/5, Watling Street West

A Grade II Listed Building in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1314 / 52°7'53"N

Longitude: -0.9882 / 0°59'17"W

OS Eastings: 469351

OS Northings: 248606

OS Grid: SP693486

Mapcode National: GBR 9W5.8ZF

Mapcode Global: VHDSH.TPFF

Entry Name: 163/5, Watling Street West

Listing Date: 19 August 1976

Last Amended: 14 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235207

Location: Towcester, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Towcester

Built-Up Area: Towcester

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Towcester St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

13/185 No.163/5
19/08/76 (Formerly listed as Nos.163
and 165)


Former coaching inn, now used as offices and store. c.1770 with C19 and C20
alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond with flared headers, plain-tile roof,
brick ridge and end stacks. Three-unit plan. 3-storey, 6-window range. Wide C20
double-leaf doors to left of centre in original carriage arch. 4 shallow canted
C19 bay windows to ground floor; blocked door between those to right of centre.
12-pane sash windows to fist floor-with gauged brick lintels and keyblocks.
9-pane sashes to attic floor. Rendered plinth, serrated brick storey bands, and
corbelled brick eaves. Interior has two open-well staircases in stair turrets to
rear with turned balusters. Formerly the White Horse Inn and the town's
principal coaching and posting inn.
(Piggot's Directory for Northamptonshire, 1830, p.628; George James de Wilde,
Ramblers Roundabout, 1872, pp.118-9).

Listing NGR: SP6935148606

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