THE LION HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1309969
Date first listed:
24-Oct-1951
Statutory Address:
THE LION HOTEL, 46, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE LION HOTEL, 46, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
Huntingdonshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Buckden
National Grid Reference:
TL 19170 67608

Details

BUCKDEN HIGH STREET TL 1867 (EAST SIDE) 5/22 No. 46 24.10.51 (THE LION HOTEL) GV II Formerly a coaching inn and now a hotel. The original building c.1500 of hall and cross-wing is timber-framed and jettied with very fine moulded ceiling beams and large inglenook hearth. In C18 it was incorporated into a brick building with a street facade of two storeys and attics, and nine bays including a cartway. The cartway was rebuilt in the late C19 to three storeys with a slated, gable roof with projecting bracketed eaves. High Street facade, largely C18 and C19 with C20 alterations and details. Painted and rendered brick with rusticated quoins to north. Plain tile roofs, end gable stack to south, ridge stack and internal stacks. First floor range of six hung sash windows with glazing bars and one canted bay window. Main entrance to north of archway with canted bay windows flanking half glazed panelled door and wooden architrave. Archway blocked. Interior of c.1500 hall and cross-wing has fine moulded cross-beams and cornice. The carved Agnus Dei boss at their junction has carved foliage and is similar to those originally in the hall of the Great Tower at Buckden Palace. Carved and moulded mantel beam to large inglenook hearth. Other interior details C19 and modern. RCHM - Huntingdonshire, p39 Pevsner - Buildings of England, p216 C.R.O. Huntingdon - Collection of photographs and prints

Listing NGR: TL1917067608

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
54293
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Huntingdonshire, (1926), 39
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1954), 216

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 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02762/09
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