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Latitude: 53.7603 / 53°45'37"N
Longitude: -2.6981 / 2°41'53"W
OS Eastings: 354072
OS Northings: 429554
OS Grid: SD540295
Mapcode National: GBR TB4.7F
Mapcode Global: WH85M.JRD4
Plus Code: 9C5VQ862+4Q
Entry Name: Golden Cross Hotel
Listing Date: 22 January 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1218185
English Heritage Legacy ID: 392058
Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1
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
SD5429NW LANCASTER ROAD
941-1/10/173 (East side)
Golden Cross Hotel
Public house. c.1860; altered. Brown brick, part stuccoed,
with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Double-depth plan
with rear wing. Classical style. Three storeys with cellars
and attic, 3 bays, symmetrical; pilasters and banded
rustication at ground floor (which also has a cornice),
rusticated quoins to the upper floors, frieze with triglyphs
and guttae, prominent cornice with mutules, blocking course.
The ground floor has a central doorway, narrow
vertical-rectangular windows next to this and wider windows
beyond these, all these windows with panelled aprons and all
framed by broad pilasters terminating in large foliated
consoles which carry a cornice. The 1st floor has 2-light
casement windows, those in the outer bays with pedimented
architraves and that in the centre with a simple moulded
surround and straight cornice; the 2nd floor has sashed
windows without glazing bars, all with shouldered surrounds
but those in the outer bays with small decorated crests, and a
plain band above with raised lettering GOLDEN CROSS HOTEL.
Gable chimneys. The left return wall has 2 doorways with
raised plain surrounds and small cornices (the further one
blocked), 2 sashes between these with arched glazing and
stained glass spandrels, two 12-pane sashes on each floor
above (that on the left at 1st floor with altered glazing in
the lower leaf), and 2 narrow 4-pane sashes at attic level.
Short wing continuing to rear has altered windows and
mono-pitch roof. Rear: sashed windows with 12 and 4 panes at
ground floor, 12 and 12 at 1st floor, 4 and 4 at 2nd floor.
INTERIOR altered at ground floor; otherwise not inspected.
Item is north end of block otherwise comprised of Nos.50 to 58
(q.v.), having strong group value with Town Hall (q.v.) and
Amounderness House (q.v.) opposite, and visual similarity to
Nos.12 to 24 to the south (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD5407229558
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