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Castle Hotel lakins Night Club the Bow Street Runner

A Grade II Listed Building in Tamworth, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.633 / 52°37'58"N

Longitude: -1.6972 / 1°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 420589

OS Northings: 303958

OS Grid: SK205039

Mapcode National: GBR 4FD.XC3

Mapcode Global: WHCH3.W2ZT

Entry Name: Castle Hotel lakins Night Club the Bow Street Runner

Listing Date: 11 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386497

Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79

County: Staffordshire

District: Tamworth

Town: Tamworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Tamworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Tamworth St Editha

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


670-1/9/72 (East side)
11/05/50 Castle Hotel, Lakins Night Club and
The Bow Street Runner


Includes: No.39 Castle Hotel and The Bow Street Runner MARKET
STREET Tamworth.
Hotel. Early C18 with mid C19 and c1900 additions. Brick with
ashlar dressings; tile roofs with brick stacks. L-plan. 3
storeys; 4-window range. Weathered base, platt band over 1st
floor and top wooden cornice. Entrance to right end has Tuscan
porch with scrolled wrought-iron balcony, blind overlight to
paired half-glazed doors. Windows have rubbed brick flat
arches,those to ground floor have 4-pane horned sashes
flanking 12-pane sash with thick glazing bars; 1st floor has
4-pane horned sashes, that to right end has stained glass; 2nd
floor has 2-light casements with pegged frames, that to right
end with stained glass. Cross-axial stack. Left return to
Market Street has 5-window range with 4 Ionic pilasters,
frieze and cornice to entrance with paired doors and flanking
4-pane horned tripartite sashes; 12-pane sash with thick
glazing bars to left; 1st floor has 12-pane sashes with thick
glazing bars, 2 altered; 2nd floor has pegged casements. Stack
to rear of ridge. Mid C19 addition to right (Holloway facade)
of 3 storeys; 2-window range with c1900 additions forming
4-storey, 3-window range; segmental-headed windows, 12-pane
sashes to ground floor, 2 with thick glazing bars; 12-pane
horned sashes to 1st and 2nd floors; casements to 3rd floor.
End stacks. Similar 3-storey, single-window range to right of
c1900. 2-storey, 4-window, garage range of c1900 to end; one
large and 2 small shaped gables; 2 elliptical-headed carriage
entrances with banded arches and hoods, one with paired plank
doors, one with late C20 infill and similar flanking
entrances, one now with inserted window. Ground floor has 2
elliptical-headed windows with keystones and hoods with fixed
glazing; 3 similar windows to 1st floor, that to right end
smaller, and large oriel to left end on large brackets with
bowed centre, dentilled cornice and slate roof, some stained
glass, datestone above. Several brick stacks. Market Street
facade has C19 three-storey, 2-window, addition to left, 1st
floor sill course, top coved cornice; ground floor has
entrance with rounded upper angles and similar window to
right; 1st floor has segmental-headed windows with 4-pane
sashes and continuous hood; 2nd-floor windows have 4-pane
sashes and shaped aprons. Rear has various gabled wings and
additions, including single-storey wing under hipped roof.
INTERIOR: chamfered beams and staircase with column-on-vase
balusters. The hotel forms a significant element in Holloway
and contributes to the setting of the castle (q.v.). The
garage was an important early facility for motorists.

Listing NGR: SK2058903958

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