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The Tailor House Public House (Part)

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8661 / 51°51'58"N

Longitude: -2.2475 / 2°14'51"W

OS Eastings: 383052

OS Northings: 218645

OS Grid: SO830186

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.W11

Mapcode Global: VH94C.0C58

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ82+FX

Entry Name: The Tailor House Public House (Part)

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472627

Also known as: The Union
The Sword Inn, Gloucester
Sword Inn

ID on this website: 101271929

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Tagged with: Pub

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844-1/8/396 (South side)
12/03/73 No.45
The Tailor House Public House (part)


Shop and dwelling, now public house linked with No.43 Westgate
Street (qv) as part of the Tailor House Public House. Early
C16 with early C18 and C20 alterations. Timber frame with
stuccoed front, slate roof with tiled ridge, brick stack with
tall ceramic chimney pots. End-gabled range four bays deep,
with gabled wing to rear right.
EXTERIOR: three storeys and attic; on the front the former
gable-end to street masked by mid C18 refronting to four full
storeys; the ground floor refronted c1985 with entrances to
bar room at either side of a large window with C19 fascia
panel above flanked by shaped brackets; on upper floors plain
stuccoed to front of three bays with shallow, moulded crowning
cornice and parapet; on upper floors sashes with glazing bars
of similar size on first and second floors (3x4 panes) and
shorter on third floor (3x3 panes), all with architraves and
projecting sills. Because the front extends beyond the profile
of the attic roof the outer sashes on the third floor are
false with glazing and bars painted on the blocking, central
sash on second floor also false with painted glazing.
INTERIOR: within bar room on ground floor exposed posts,
beams, and joists; on upper floors the framing is mostly
concealed behind C20 linings; attic room in wing at rear has
exposed chamfered and jowelled corner posts to gable-end wall,
and part of an arched brace to the principal rafter on the
west side of an intermediate truss otherwise concealed within
roof space. Extensive cellar with C18 brick barrel vaults,
some stone rubble walling may be part of medieval cellar.
HISTORY: The building was once occupied by the tailor JS
Pritchard who was the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's book
"The Tailor of Gloucester".

Listing NGR: SO8305218644

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