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Latitude: 51.4572 / 51°27'25"N
Longitude: -2.1135 / 2°6'48"W
OS Eastings: 392210
OS Northings: 173141
OS Grid: ST922731
Mapcode National: GBR 2SJ.LHC
Mapcode Global: VH96C.BM1S
Entry Name: Rose and Crown Public House rose and Crown Public House and Attached Stable Block
Listing Date: 25 April 1950
Last Amended: 16 September 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 462300
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15
Civil Parish: Chippenham
Built-Up Area: Chippenham
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Chippenham with Tytherton Lucas
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST9273SW MARKET PLACE
930-1/10/100 (East side)
Rose and Crown Public House and
attached stable block
(Formerly Listed as:
The Rose and Crown Public House)
Public house. C14/C15, floor to hall inserted C16; most of
original timber-frame replaced by stone walling in C17; early
C19 left wing and late C19 stables. Limestone rubble,
freestone plinth and dressings and C18 English-bond brick
coped parapet, stone slate roof with brick stacks to the right
gable end, centre-ridge and rear gable end of rear wing.
Ashlar left wing with double-Roman gambrel roof.
PLAN: medieval 2-unit through-passage plan with rear right
wing and early C19 left wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-window range. To each side are
slightly-projecting early C17 bays with drip-moulds over
timber lintels to former stone-mullioned windows; that to the
1st-floor left retains some hollow-moulded mullions to a 6 or
7-light window, now blocked with C18 paired 3/6-pane sash
windows in forward frames; a triple window below has similar
sashes. The narrower right-hand bay has similar paired windows
to the ground floor and C19 horned 2/2-pane sash windows
above. Over the right-of-centre C20 double doors is a timber
lintel to a C20 window. The parapet follows the contour of the
facade. The gable end of the right return in Lords Lane has
exposed timber-framing to the 1st floor including a blocked
5-light window with chamfered mullions and a stepped
corbelled-out rubblestone base to a reconstructed external
1st-floor brick stack. The projecting ground floor is
weathered and contains a later stack to the ground floor.
The rear right wing in Lords Lane has a central ridge stack,
timber lintels to a leaded 2-light window to the 1st floor
over a C19 triple 2/2-pane sash window with an ashlar apron,
possibly formerly wide doors. The quoin to the north-west
corner changes above the 1st floor and an exposed cruck to the
south-west gable end with a shallower pitched roof above
implies a re-fronting of a former timber-framed structure.
mortices for purlins in the cruck suggest that the wing is
truncated. It is said that the entrance was formerly to the
The early C19 left wing has a yellow brick stack to the front
slope of the right gable end, platband, C19 paired 3/6-pane
sash windows to the 1st-floor right, a C20 simulated 3/6-pane window to the left is blocked below the sill, probably a
former loading bay. 3 similar C20 windows to the ground floor.
To the left is a chamfered architrave to a blocked door. The
left return is plain with C20 timber stairs to the 1st floor.
Stable block: attached to the rear is a mid/late C19 L-shaped
stable range forming a courtyard to the left. It is of
rubblestone with brick architraves and a double-Roman tile
roof. A repositioned datestone of 1694 may mark the date of
refronting with bays.
INTERIOR: there is evidence for a former medieval
timber-framed hall house. The through passage, screened to the
right, is flanked by chamfered beams. That to the right has
holes for wattles toward the front and slots, probably to a
former plank-and-muntin screen, to the rear, supporting the
theory that the entrance was once at the front.
The service end to the right has rough flat joists to the
floor of a 1st-floor heated solar, the C17 chimney-breast of
which is corbelled out in Lords Lane. The C16 joists of the
former hall to the left imply that this was floored later.
A main roll-stopped chamfered cross-beam, formerly supported
by the timber-frame, is suspended behind the C17 bay window.
Front range, including medieval hall, is known to have cruck
roof (access not possible).
(Chamberlain, Joseph A: Chippenham: Chippenham: 1976-: 112).
Listing NGR: ST9221673121
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