Swan Hotel

10 Aug 2002
Swan Hotel, Colton, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA12 8NB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

COLTON NEWBY BRIDGE SD 38 NE 7/53 Swan Hotel 25.3.70 II

Hotel. Late C18 or early C19. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. 3 storeys with attic, 5 bays, with 2-storey wing of 5 bays to left and sympathetically designed C20 wing to right. 1st bay projects under pediment and has 1st floor sill band. Windows have paired sashes, most with glazing bars, but 5 have single glazing bars. 1st bay has large segmental-headed window to 1st and 2nd floors, with small-paned glazing. Gabled dormers have slate hung cheeks and sashed windows with glazing bars; 1st bay has 2 dormers to each return.

Entrance between 3rd and 4th bays has C20 porch of plastic Doric columns, frieze and cornice, supporting model of swan. Entrance to left of window to 1st bay has flat canopy on curly brackets, similar canopy over entrance, now window to right of window. 5-bay wing projects to left. Irregularly placed windows are sashed with vertical glazing bars, some to ground-floor segmental headed.

Projecting gable-end stack, sashed window with glazing bars to right return.

Rear has sashed windows with glazing bars and later extensions. 3 cross-axial stacks and one gable-end stack. Originally a posting house, the hotel has group value with Newby Bridge (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD3694186388


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1647 IOE Records taken by Richard Quirk; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Quirk. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Quirk, Richard

Rights Holder: Quirk, Richard


Roughcast, Slate, Stone, Georgian Hostel, Victorian Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, Post Office, Communications, Postal System Structure