5 AND 6, WOOD STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207458
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1972
Statutory Address:
5 AND 6, WOOD STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
5 AND 6, WOOD STREET

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Stratford-upon-Avon
National Grid Reference:
SP 20106 54971

Details

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP2054NW WOOD STREET 604-1/10/256 (South side) 09/02/72 Nos.5 AND 6

GV II

Formerly known as: Unicorn Inn WOOD STREET. House, now shops and offices. c1595, after fire, for Abraham Sturley; with later alterations and top storey, refronted 1815. Timber-frame with painted brick front; tile roof with brick stack with octagonal shafts. 3 storeys; 6-window range. Coped parapet. Lower wing with carriageway to left has early C19 canted bay window above, with cornice over 8:16:8-pane sashes. C20 shop fronts. Upper floors have windows with sills and rubbed brick flat arches, over 12-pane sashes to 1st floor, canted bay window with cornice over 2:4:2-pane sashes; 2nd floor has small-paned horizontally sliding sashes flanking blind window to No.5, No.6 has 9-pane sashes flanking blind window; central 1st-floor window to No.5 has infill with pilasters and entablature to 3 panels, one with clock face, date to top panel is 1977. Rear has 2 gabled wings flanking gabled stair wing, with some timber-frame exposed. INTERIOR: No.6 has a good early C17 moulded plaster ceiling with initials: IR (James I); 1st floor has plaster fireplace with scroll motifs, roses and reversed lion rampant etc similar to work in Harvard House, High Street (qv). Used as the Unicorn Inn 1630-1775. (Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 62).

Listing NGR: SP2010654971

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
366458
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bearman, R, Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings, (1988), 62

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: 18 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/14233/28
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