The Dun Cow Inn, Dunchurch

Description of this historic site

The Dun Cow, an inn that was built during the Post Medieval period. It is situated on Rugby Road, Dunchurch.

Notes about this historic site

1 The present Inn is built on the site of an earlier 17th century coaching inn. The building is 18th century with 19th century alterations. It is two storey, stucco on brick and chequer brick, cornice string, old tile roof. The south front has six bays, the upper windows 3 and 4 pane sashes with voussoir heads, two similar 4 pane sashes to the left on the ground floor, a large yard entrance with panelled double doors, a half glazed door in the second bay from the right hand in a rectangular porch c.1850, flanked by 3 light sash windows. The east front is chequer brick, five bays with similar windows.
2 OS Card.
3 The Dun Cow Hotel with a heavy Early Victorian porch across the pavement.
4 Site visit made and the above description verified.
5 A programme of building recording was undertaken prior to development. The Grade II Listed brick barn.stable due for demolition, northwest of the main block was recorded. The building was built in two stages, probably in the mid 18th and late 18th/early 19th centuries, up against a pre-existing ?early 18th century wall, and subsequently underwent alterations in the later 19th and 20th centuries.

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