THE UNICORN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1056646

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Statutory Address: THE UNICORN, WEST STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE UNICORN, WEST STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Somerton

National Grid Reference: ST 48863 28525

Summary

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History

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Details

ST4828 SOMERTON CP WEST STREET (North side)

8/243 The Unicorn

17.4.59

GV II*

Inn. Late medieval or C16 origins, remodelled mid C17. Local lias stone cut and squared, painted Ham stone dressings; clay pantiled roof between coped gables; brick and stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 4 bays. Hollow chamfer mullioned windows with labels, mostly 4-light with horizontal glazing bar inserts, with single light window between lower bays 1 and 2: bay 3 is a projecting gabled porch with semi circular archway with lozenge impost blocks and keystone, then string course, above which is a square bay window adapted from single lights in the return and a 3 light window on the main face, the label of the latter surviving, with hanging sign to gable; a lean-to against the east gable with 8 pane sash; early C19 and other extension to rear. Interior not seen, other than eastern ground floor room which has chamfered crossbeam and open gable fireplace; VCH mentions a smoke chamber behind, and a 7 bay open roof with jointed cruck trusses and cambered collars and chamfered arched windbraces. Recorded as an inn by 1756 (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4886328525

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 263051

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

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