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Former Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

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

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: 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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Listing Text

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


SD5429SW
941-1/12/70

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

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

27/09/79

GV II

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
opposite.


Listing NGR: SD5413229404

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

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