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Preston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 54140 29381


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17/04/2014

SD5429SW 941-1/12/70

PRESTON, CHURCH STREET (North side), No.13 (Former Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers)

(Formerly listed as No. 13, Red Lion Hotel and Ellesmere Chambers)



Hotel and offices. c.1809, remodelled in later C19. Red brick in Flemish bond (now painted white), with sandstone dressings (now painted red) and slate roof. Double-depth front block incorporating a carriage entry to the left, with a long rear wing. Three storeys and 3 bays, the centre breaking forwards slightly; with 1st-floor sill-band carried across, interrupted 2nd-floor sill-band, plain frieze and moulded cornice with parapet including shallow triangular upstand over centre. The ground floor has 3 Ionic pilasters framing the centre and right-hand bays, a pilastered central doorway with panelled door, plain fanlight, and broken pediment above, and similar pediments over a wide rectangular carriage entry to the left and a similar opening to the right with large double doors (formerly to Ellesmere Chambers); above ground floor the centre has 3 tiers of raised panels (vertical, horizontal, and vertical with corniced architrave), the lowest with a red lion rampant on a moulded stage; the outer bays have windows with plain reveals, mostly sashed without glazing bars (and the left at 1st floor altered as a top-hung casement). INTERIOR not inspected. History: in C19, was meeting place of Liberal parties, especially at election times, confronting Tory Bull Hotel opposite.

Listing NGR: SD5413229404


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03580/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mungo Gilchrist. Source Historic England Archive
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