This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SD 52NE WALTON LE DALE CHORLEY ROAD
5/112 No. 34 (Unicorn Inn) 4.8.1978 - II
Inn, C17, C18 and C19, now restaurant. Pebble-dashed walls, probably brick, roof of concrete slates and corrugated sheet covering, stone slates and possibly thatch; chimney to near gable. Various builds, now making T-shaped plan, the earliest, forming the leg, now much altered, of one storey, the rest of 2 and 1 storeys. Entrance at the back, on north side of wing, a mounting block built into the end of the wall to the right of it. Some C19 sashed windows and later casements. Gable to road is now oblique. Rear has part of large vaulted brick arch attached at ground level, purpose unknown. Interior said to have exposed timber- framed partitions. History: part said to have been used by Cromwell's forces as headquarters during Battle of Preston 1648; subsequently a Jacobite "Mock Corporation" used it as a meeting place.
Listing NGR: SD5568928006
Copyright IoE Mr K. Foster. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Foster, K.
Rights Holder: Foster, K.
Brick, Concrete, Pebbledash, Stone, Thatch, Tudor Inn, Elizabethan Commercial, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Residential Building, Restaurant, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Meeting Hall, Civil, Public Building, Recreational, Recreational Hall