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Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Picture source: Hania Franek


The Swan Hotel was situated at 10 High Street. This pub closed in 1990. It is now in residential use except for the bar area which is in commercial use. The Swan was recorded on this site in the mid-16th century and was a hotel and coaching house. The current building is Grade II Listed dating from the mid-18th and early 19th centuries; the interior was re-modelled in the 20th century.
Listed building details:
Two retail units, former hotel and coaching house. Mid C18 and early C19. Flemish bond brickwork, rendering, slate roofs. PLAN: in 2 parts, the earlier, formerly with central carriageway, to the right, and the later, to the left. The ground floor, in channelled rendering, is carried across both parts. EXTERIOR: To the left is a 3-window unit, with 3 storeys, attic, and basement, with 3 dormers to the mansard roof, behind a parapet; 4-pane paired sashes with moulded architrave and mullion boxes. Second floor has 12-pane sashes (4 panes wide), and at first and second floors are 16-pane sashes, all to good rubbed brick voussoirs and on stone cills. The ground floor, in channelled rendering has 2 large square late C20 shop windows inserted to left, wide segmental-headed doorway inserted to right with window above. Moulded stone cornice, blocking course and coped parapet. There is a large brick stack to each gable. The earlier section, to the right, is in 3 storeys with basement, 5-windowed, the central bay brought forward one half-brick depth. 9-pane sashes at second floor, 12-pane at first floor, all to brick voussoirs and stone cills, and with exposed boxes. Ground floor has large segmental-headed opening under late C20 flat hood with glazed doors (replacing original carriage entry) and late C20 shop windows to left. At first floor the centre unit is a Palladian window with brick arch and a triple keystone, with paired pilasters to entablature, supported by swept splayed sides. The central light with radial bars is above a door opening to a small balcony with wrought-iron balustrade. Moulded stone cornice, blocking course and coped parapet; the roof not visible from the street. INTERIOR remodelled C20 with no features of interest noted.

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