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The Black Horse Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7599 / 53°45'35"N

Longitude: -2.7014 / 2°42'5"W

OS Eastings: 353855

OS Northings: 429508

OS Grid: SD538295

Mapcode National: GBR T9M.FX

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GRVG

Entry Name: The Black Horse Hotel

Listing Date: 31 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392021

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


941-1/9/137 (North side)
31/12/87 No.166
The Black Horse Hotel


Hotel, now public house. 1898, by J.A.Seward of Preston for
the Atlas Brewery Company of Manchester. Red brick with
sandstone dressings and slate roofs. Corner block with rear
wing. Three storeys with 3 windows to Friargate, 3-light
canted corner and wide single-bay return to Orchard Street;
with stone plinth, sill-bands and head-bands to all floors,
cornice and high stepped parapet, all carried round. The
Friargate facade has a central elliptial-headed doorway with
moulded stone surround, panelled door, 2-light overlight, and
very large brackets carrying a balustraded balcony above; the
Orchard Street facade has a tripartite central doorway with
side windows, square overlights, and prominent cornice with
segmental pediment on the centre; the corner oriel has a
carved apron wrapped round, the centre with raised lettering
"BLACK HORSE HOTEL". All the windows are sashed without
glazing bars and those at ground floor have stained glass.
Modern painted innsign bracketed over front door.
INTERIOR: almost unaltered from original form and appearance,
including a central bar which is partly semi-circular in
elaborate tilework, partly panelled with glazed screens above;
tiled dado; ribbed plaster ceiling; much original joinery and
coloured glass; copper door furniture; and some alterations eg
seating of 1929. Good and remarkably unaltered interior of the
period, and one of only 2 remaining from Atlas Brewery

Listing NGR: SD5385529512

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

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