This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
5135 HIGH STREET (North-East Side) Stony Stratford Nos 72 and 74 (The Cock Hotel) SP 7840 1/28 12.6.53.
Circa 1742. 3 storey. Red brick with some grey headers fronting remains of previous Inn. Steep pitched tiled roof (old tiles on No 74 only) and contemporary brick chimney stacks. Moulded eaves cornice. 8 windows to 1st and 2nd moors. Late shop front and house entrance at north end; small panelled pilasters to shop front (plate glass). Doorcase has reeded architrave, brackets to flat hood, 6 panelled door with radiating fanlight; panelled reveals and soffit. Hotel entrance 3 windows from south end. The 3rd, 4th and 5th window on both sides of the hotel entrance have wide rusticated architraves and stepped up keystone. The 1st floor window above the entrance is semi-circular 5 light. All windows are sash (late glazing ground floor), and those without the architraves have a stucco lintel with keystone.
Remains of good large wrought iron bracket for sign. Hotel entrance has a magnificent earved wooden doorcase, two 3/4 reeded columns and 2 plain pilasters with Corinthian capitals, moulded eared architrave, above which on a level with the capitals is a panel with swags, all topped by an entablature with carved pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice. Panelled door. C19 2-storey extension breaking forward at south end, slate roof, 1 window to 1st floor with good cast iron balcony; carriageway through ground floor, with sign on bracket 1st floor on the left.
2 storey tiled extension at rear with modern brick stack. 2 tall sash windows on 1st floor with gabled dormers. The rivalry between the Cock and Bull Hotels in coaching days is said to be the origin of the metaphor.
Nos 62 to 86 (even) including Nos 66A 70A, and 86A, Nos 88 to 106 (even) and the former St Anthony Franciscan Preoaratory School form a group.
Listing NGR: SP7868640526
© Mr George Harper. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Harper, George
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