White Hart Hotel / White Hart Inn

24 Jun 2001
White Hart Hotel, 2 London Road, Calne, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN11 0AB
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White Hart Inn, 2 London Road, Calne, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN11 0AB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST9970 LONDON ROAD 755-1/5/87 (East side) 19/05/50 No.2 White Hart Hotel (Formerly Listed as: LONDON ROAD No.2 White Hart Inn)


Inn, now hotel and public house. Late C16, E range mid C18, N and W ranges rebuilt late C18-early C19, S range early C19. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings and ridge and lateral stacks, and slate hipped roof with stone slates to the S range. Courtyard plan. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 5:3-window range. W entrance range has a central raised portico with paired Doric columns to an entablature and 6-panel door; early C19 6/6-pane sashes with architraves, with smaller sashes at right-hand end with timber lintels; left-hand late C16 semi-basement window with reserved chamfers. Right-hand 3-window early C19 single-storey range with 6/6-pane sashes, and a parapeted 1-window end range in stucco with a cornice. 5-window N range over late C16 semi-basement, has a segmental-arched courtyard entrance one bay from the left-hand end with a chamfered ashlar surround and 2-leaf boarded doors, with 3:2 windows at the front, either side of a lateral, moulded ashlar stack; semi-basement windows with 3-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned window to the left-hand end and late C16 reserved chamfered stone window to the right; 2 mid C19 hipped casement dormers. S elevation has a pair of gables to lateral brick stacks, over a central 3-light canted bay, 1 left-hand and 3 first-floor windows, all with 6/6-pane sashes; to the right a wide courtyard entrance. Courtyard has E elevation with mid C18 sashes with timber lintels and exposed boxes. Central framed door with a Sun Insurance Co fire sign on oak lintel. N range with horizontal sliding sashes to first floor, and late C18 sashes on the ground floor; hipped dormers. INTERIOR: details include a semi-basement to the N range that returns at the E end with a C16 stone winder stair, with chamfered stone posts supporting lateral beams, and segmental vaults to each end. Above is a mid C18 open-well stair with turned balusters and moulded rail and panelled dado; first-floor has C18 stone fire surround with small cast-iron grates; roof renewed. E range has chamfered axial beams and stone fire surrounds. W range has early C19 stone fireplaces with hob grates. C19 S range has collar truss roof with tenoned purlins and lapped collars. HISTORICAL NOTE: the late C17 semi-basement is continuous with Nos 19 & 20 The Green (qqv); rebuilt above this in late C18. There is a reference to the Hart in the Guild Steward's Book of 1659. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Wiltshire: London: 1963-1975: 159).

Listing NGR: ST9993670696


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1485 IOE Records taken by David Nunn; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David Nunn. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Nunn, David

Rights Holder: Nunn, David


Limestone, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Tudor Inn, Elizabethan Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, Hostel, Public House, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational