1920 – “The Swan’s Nest”, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

Architect: Frederick A. Walker


From The Building News, December 17 1920: “The accompanying illustration denotes the proposed enlargement of tho present inn, which was originally built as a manor house in the seventeenth century. Accommodation for visitors on a larger scale is desired, and, with this end in view, new reception roms, fifty bedrooms and suites have been provided. The new facade faces the River Avon, and the materials to be used similar to those of tho existing building — namely, 2-inch multi-coloured sand- faced bricks, stone dressings, and hand- made sand-faced dark red roof tiles. The scheme has been designed for Trust Houses, Limited, by Mr. Fredk. A. Walker, of 8, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C. The drawing reproduced today was exhibited at the Royal Academy this year.”