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Nationwide and Entrance to Unicorn Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0621 / 52°3'43"N

Longitude: -1.3361 / 1°20'9"W

OS Eastings: 445611

OS Northings: 240624

OS Grid: SP456406

Mapcode National: GBR 7ST.R0K

Mapcode Global: VHCW7.SFJJ

Plus Code: 9C4W3M67+VH

Entry Name: Nationwide and Entrance to Unicorn Hotel

Listing Date: 9 April 1952

Last Amended: 14 February 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 244423

Location: Banbury, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX16

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Banbury

Built-Up Area: Banbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Banbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4540NE (South side)
7/123 Nos.18 and 19 (Nationwide) and
09/04/52 entrance to Unicorn Hotel
(Formerly listed as No.18 and
No.19 and Archway Entrance
to No.20 Unicorn Inn))


Inn, now house and shops. Mid C17. One build. Roughcast. Stone slate roof laid
to diminishing courses. Brick ridge stack. 2 storeys plus attic. 3-window range.
C20 shop front to left. Carriageway entrance to Unicorn Hotel to right has
moulded, stop chamfered jambs and panelled doors and is dated 1648 on spandrels.
First floor has 3 bow windows with renewed casements. 3 gable-front dormers have
renewed 3-light casements, renewed bargeboards and pendants. Deeply projected
eaves. Moulded beam with pendants, extends full length of attic floor. Courtyard
to rear. Interior: first floor has C17 stone fireplace, fragment of C17 block
printed wall paper on beam, 4-light wood mullioned window with original glazing.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol. X, pp.30-33; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974,

Listing NGR: SP4561140624

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