White Swan Hotel

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BONDGATE WITHIN 1. 5330 (North Side) Nos 18 and 20 (The White Swan Hotel) NU 1813 SE 1/148 II GV Former coaching inn and still the principal hotel, Included for group value and Listed because of its interior. Mid-late C19 front. Two storeys and attic. Ten windows. Ashlar built, stringy over ground floor, cill string to 1st floor, moulded eaves cornice. Slate roof with 3 chimneys. Five pedimented and scroll sided dormers and 4 circular dormer windows. Late glazed sash windows with moulded architraves and cill brackets The 3 left band ground floor bays break forward slightly with channelled rustication: an arcade of 3 bays; central entrance, with stone balcony over, to garage flanked by arcaded fanlight headed windows. Fourth bay from right also breaks forward slightly on ground floor with channelled masonry and an arch headed main entrance with a stone balcony annexe. The interior has the remarkable 'Olympic Room' at the back salvaged from the sister ship of the Titanic which was broken up at Jarrow in 1935. 59x63 ft and 12 ft 3 ins high in the Louis XV style the details being taken from the Palace of Versailles" Three and a half bays with a bay window to north and to east; 3 aisles. Large ornamental fireplace on west wall with richly carved frame to mirror above. Panelled walls with carved festoons particularly at doorway.

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