Crown Hotel - Stone, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 52° 54.142 W 002° 08.815
30U E 557379 N 5861749
Quick Description: This hotel was built in 1778 and served as a coaching inn on the route to London.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/13/2019 3:32:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM10CEJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 5

Long Description:
The hotel is a Historic England Grade II* Listed Building.
"Hotel. 1778. By Henry Holland. Brick with ashlar dressings; brick end stacks. Double-depth plan. Georgian style. 3 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range; ends bowed. Platt band over ground floor; top cornice. Entrance has Ionic porch with flagpole supporting scrolled wrought-iron bracket above, overlight and paired half-glazed doors; flanking lanterns. Windows have sills and rubbed brick flat arches, those to ground floor with 8:12:8-pane tripartite sashes; similar sashes to 1st floor flank window with 12-pane sash in round-headed recess; 2nd floor has 6-pane sashes. Right return has 2-storey C19 rear wing which projects with bowed re-entrant with 20-pane sash; windows mostly casements, segmental-headed windows to 1st floor; right end has late C19 shop front with panelled pilasters and blocked entrance; extensive C20 additions. INTERIOR has c1900 fittings: open well stair with splat balusters, panelling and 2 timber fireplaces. The hotel was important as a staging post for coaches on the London-Holyhead and London-Carlisle routes and served as a mail distribution point. A room at the hotel was used by the Blessed Dominic Barberi for the 1st Catholic Mass in Stone since the Reformation, 1842, the start of the Catholic revival in Stone. (Wilson A CP: Dominic Barberi Blessed CP: London: 1967-: 247-8; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London: 1974-: 269)." link
Name of the Hotel: Crown Hotel

Crown Hotel 38 High Street Stone Staffordshire United Kingdom ST15 8AS

Number of Rooms: 32

Height in floors: 3

Hotel Rating: 3 STAR

Hotel since: 1/1/1778

Date Building was built: 1/1/1778

First use of building:
Coaching Inn

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: yes

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

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