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Duke of Lancaster Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.05 / 54°2'59"N

Longitude: -2.8029 / 2°48'10"W

OS Eastings: 347527

OS Northings: 461854

OS Grid: SD475618

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVL.ZY

Mapcode Global: WH846.XGFK

Entry Name: Duke of Lancaster Public House

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383118

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/86 (South side)
Duke of Lancaster Public House


Formerly known as: No.75 Black Bull Hotel CHURCH STREET.
Public house. c1900. Probably by Austin and Paley. Sandstone
ashlar with roughcast upper floors and ashlar dressings. Slate
roofs with red clay ridge-tiles and decorative finials, plus
chimney stacks on the end gables and at the junction of the
ridges. Rectangular plan on a corner site, with doorways
centrally placed on the elevations to both Church Street and
China Street.
2 storeys with cellars and attics, and 3 asymmetrical bays to
each street, with a rounded bay on the corner. This has paired
windows on each floor and rises to a round turret at roof
level with a dome above a cornice, and a spike finial. The
corner bay is flanked by pilasters carrying a cornice above
the ground floor which rises to form a segmental open pediment
above the doorways. The doorways to both streets are similar
and have a round-headed moulded arch with a fluted keystone;
the doors are recent.
On Church Street the ground-floor windows are placed
symmetrically on either side of the doorway. They are
tripartite with stone mullions and flat scrolled aprons, and
have timber transoms which rise in a curve in the central
light. On the first floor the windows are arranged with a
single light above the doorway, flanked by a paired window
above the ground-floor windows. Each of these windows has a
plain cornice. The attic has a centrally-placed gable with
prominent bargeboards and a plain window of Venetian form
under the tile-hung apex.
On China Street the ground-floor elevation has, from left to
right, a paired window with heavy keystones (above which the
cornice is forced to rise twice), the doorway, a single
window, and a tripartite window which is detailed like those
on Church Street. The first floor has 3 single windows, placed
above the openings below, then 3 linked windows above the
tripartite window. The attic has a gable to the right
containing a flat oriel, carried on brackets; there is also a
dormer to the left.
To the right along China Street are a 2-storey side wing and,
across a yard, a small 2-storey stable; both are of simpler
design, but original and in keeping.

Listing NGR: SD4752761854

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

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