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

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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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
263051
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08935/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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