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Former Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7588 / 53°45'31"N

Longitude: -2.6971 / 2°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 354140

OS Northings: 429381

OS Grid: SD541293

Mapcode National: GBR TB9.8T

Mapcode Global: WH85M.JSXB

Plus Code: 9C5VQ853+G5

Entry Name: Former Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207255

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391948

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/04/2014


CHURCH STREET (North side),
No.13 (Former Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers)

(Formerly listed as No. 13, Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers)



Hotel and offices. c.1809, remodelled in later C19. Red brick
in Flemish bond (now painted white), with sandstone dressings
(now painted red) and slate roof. Double-depth front block
incorporating a carriage entry to the left, with a long rear
wing. Three storeys and 3 bays, the centre breaking forwards
slightly; with 1st-floor sill-band carried across, interrupted
2nd-floor sill-band, plain frieze and moulded cornice with
parapet including shallow triangular upstand over centre. The
ground floor has 3 Ionic pilasters framing the centre and
right-hand bays, a pilastered central doorway with panelled
door, plain fanlight, and broken pediment above, and similar
pediments over a wide rectangular carriage entry to the left
and a similar opening to the right with large double doors (formerly to
Ellesmere Chambers); above ground floor the centre has 3 tiers
of raised panels (vertical, horizontal, and vertical with
corniced architrave), the lowest with a red lion rampant on a
moulded stage; the outer bays have windows with plain reveals,
mostly sashed without glazing bars (and the left at 1st floor
altered as a top-hung casement). INTERIOR not inspected.
History: in C19, was meeting place of Liberal parties,
especially at election times, confronting Tory Bull Hotel

Listing NGR: SD5413229404

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