Rose and Crown - Commercial building - Grade 1

An imposing building of two storeys over a cellar under a double pitched roof of corrugated steel sheet over wrought iron tusses. The walls are rubble masonry set in mud mortar with a substantial section of the ground floor and much of the first floor reveals and corners formed from cut blue stone masonry. The heads of all openings are cut blue stone flat arches. The main elevation (east) has a deep cut blue stone cornice at the wall head and blue stone step to both the main ground floor and the cellar to the north. Large wrought iron lantern bracket above main doorway. Joinery is all timber with a six flush panelled door and large small paned casements to the ground floor and sliding sash windows to the first. the interior has hardwood flooring. The rear of the building has a small ancillary range of buildings perpendicular to the main range, forming a small courtyard. Cannon used as fender to the SE corner of the main building.

Interpretation: A substantial commercial building in very original condition. Ground floor windows are an addition, though 19th century at the latest. considerable pre second world war joinery and much of an earlier date. Building is likely early 18th century based on the cornice, though this could be an example of an earlier design being reused locally. possible conversion from dwelling.

Historical context: Probably early 18th century in origin, though altered.

Significance comments: a building of moderately high status with early joinery and ironwork. Interesting shop windows. Long history as commercial building.

Basic Information

Parcel: JT080039

Latest inspection date: 9/2/2011

Inspected by: BMJ

Interior inspected: Yes

Inspected for: HER Creation

Type: Commercial building

Sub type: None Sub type 2: None

Main period: East India Company

Period 2: None Period 3: None

Period 4: None Period 5: None




Trend: Stable

Days work to stabilse: 0

Condition comment:

Occupied: Yes

Feasible to occupy: Yes

Accessibility: Easily Accessible

Reuse Possibilities

None: No Tourist attraction: Yes Tourist accommodation: Yes Dwelling: Yes Public amenity: Yes Commercial: Yes Administrative: Yes Agricultural: No

Associated finds: None

Sources: None

Additional information: None

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