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The Hind Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3009 / 52°18'3"N

Longitude: -0.6933 / 0°41'35"W

OS Eastings: 489200

OS Northings: 267778

OS Grid: SP892677

Mapcode National: GBR CX2.RJ4

Mapcode Global: VHDRW.XFVH

Plus Code: 9C4X8824+9M

Entry Name: The Hind Hotel

Listing Date: 9 June 1970

Last Amended: 12 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233806

Location: Swanspool, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN8

County: Northamptonshire

Electoral Ward/Division: Swanspool

Built-Up Area: Wellingborough

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Wellingborough

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 28/11/2016

SP 8967 NW,

SHEEP STREET (West side),
The Hind Hotel

(Formerly listed as: The Golden Hind Hotel, and Coleman Bird Associates Shop)

(Previously listed as: The Hind Hotel)




Hotel and former shop. c.1645. Mid C18 and late C19. Squared coursed ironstone with
slate, stone slate and plain tile-roofs. Originally courtyard plan. 2 storeys
with attic. Main front of 5-window range. Central arched entrance has moulded
stone surround with large wooden porch supported on pairs of square Doric
columns with turned balustrade above supporting a painted coat of arms and
figure of golden hind; all c.1891. Ground floor windows are 2-light
stone-mullion windows with leaded lights c.1872. Three 3-light stone mullion
Venetian style windows at first floor alternating with 4-light stone mullion and
transom windows; all probably C17 with leaded lights. 3 equal gables have
3-light stone mullion Venetian style attic windows. Moulded stone string course
above first floor windows. Ashlar parapet to eaves and gables. 2 rainwater heads
to either side of porch have date 1741 and similar rainwater to far left and
right have date 1769. Brick and stone stacks at ridge. 2-bay, 3-storey extension
to left is dated 1902 and of similar style with stone-mullion windows to each
floor. The ground floor was once a shop. North range to right of main front,
partially reconstructed c,1891, has a l0-bay centre range of 2- and 3-light
stone mullion window with leaded lights. 6-light, C17, stone mullion window with
transom to gable at far left has similar 3-light attic window above. c.1891
carriage arch with half timber upper storey to right and C17 gable with stone
mullion windows to far right. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Rear
elevations altered C19 and C20 with section of pitched roof to far left having
original plain tiles. The courtyard, reputed to have had open colonnade, is now
almost enclosed by C19 extensions.

INTERIOR: staircase part C17 has heavy turned balustrade and tall newel finials. First floor rooms to main front have some C18 panelling, probably reset. The Cromwell Room to the first floor of the north range has a C17 carved ceiling beam, moulded plaster ceiling and panelled walls, that to the right of the fireplace has a secret catch giving access to a vestibule beyond; the various artefacts in this room may be reset.

(History of Wellingborough: J. and M. Palmer).

Listing NGR: SP8920067778

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