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5 and 6, Wood Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1926 / 52°11'33"N

Longitude: -1.7073 / 1°42'26"W

OS Eastings: 420106

OS Northings: 254971

OS Grid: SP201549

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.F64

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C49Z

Plus Code: 9C4W57VV+23

Entry Name: 5 and 6, Wood Street

Listing Date: 9 February 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366458

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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604-1/10/256 (South side)
09/02/72 Nos.5 AND 6


Formerly known as: Unicorn Inn WOOD STREET.
House, now shops and offices. c1595, after fire, for Abraham
Sturley; with later alterations and top storey, refronted
1815. Timber-frame with painted brick front; tile roof with
brick stack with octagonal shafts.
3 storeys; 6-window range. Coped parapet. Lower wing with
carriageway to left has early C19 canted bay window above,
with cornice over 8:16:8-pane sashes. C20 shop fronts. Upper
floors have windows with sills and rubbed brick flat arches,
over 12-pane sashes to 1st floor, canted bay window with
cornice over 2:4:2-pane sashes; 2nd floor has small-paned
horizontally sliding sashes flanking blind window to No.5,
No.6 has 9-pane sashes flanking blind window; central
1st-floor window to No.5 has infill with pilasters and
entablature to 3 panels, one with clock face, date to top
panel is 1977.
Rear has 2 gabled wings flanking gabled stair wing, with some
timber-frame exposed.
INTERIOR: No.6 has a good early C17 moulded plaster ceiling
with initials: IR (James I); 1st floor has plaster fireplace
with scroll motifs, roses and reversed lion rampant etc
similar to work in Harvard House, High Street (qv). Used as
the Unicorn Inn 1630-1775.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 62).

Listing NGR: SP2010654971

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