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HER Number:MDV80448
Name:White Swan Hotel, Crediton


Late 18th century hotel, now a public house.


Grid Reference:SS 830 003
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387016

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'White Swan Hotel' shown.

Unknown, 2002, A Well is Discovered, 7 (Article in Serial). SDV347580.

An architects plan of 1890 when the pub, then a hotel, belonged to G.S. Wilkins shows it had a malt house, brew house, a trap and cart shed, stables and a piggery. There was a jug and bottle at the side entrance, a smoking room, parlour and skittle alley as well as the main bar.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Public House. Probably late 18th century. Flemish bond brick, painted; slate roof; right end stack with brick shaft.
Plan: Double depth plan with a cartway to the right.
Exterior: 3 storeys. 3-bay front with regular fenestration. Segmental-headed cartway to the right with a pair of good probably late 18th century doors, each with 6 panels, the upper panels fielded, the lower panels flush. To the left pilasters and a fascia above the bar window and door. Bar windows have engraved glass with `White Swan Hotel', windows flanking the door have glass painted with swans. Door to the right with steps up and an (blocked) overlight; door a 20th century glazed replacement. Bar window to the left, 2-light with a third to the inner return. 3 12-pane sash windows to the first floor; outer second floor windows 3/6-pane sashes, centre window blind and painted with brewery sign.
Interior: Ground floor altered in the 20th century with partitions removed. Features of interest may survive on the first floor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107254 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347580Article in Serial: Unknown. 2002. A Well is Discovered. Crediton Country Courier. Photocopy + Digital. 7.

Associated Monuments

MDV80449Related to: Well at The White Swan, Crediton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2013 4:45PM