British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Spread Eagle Hotel, Witham

Description: Spread Eagle Hotel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 113556

OS Grid Reference: TL8213814494
OS Grid Coordinates: 582138, 214494
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7994, 0.6401

Location: B1389, Witham, Essex CM8 2BD

Locality: Witham
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM8 2BD

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Witham, Essex at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(South-East Side)
Spread Eagle Hotel
(formerly listed under
High Street)
TL 8214 1/58 1.3.50.


A mid-late C16 timber-framed and plastered building altered in the C17
and with C18 fenestration on the front. There is a large gabled wing at
the north-west end and the main block has 4 smaller gables, the one at
the south- west end is a Dutch gable surmounted by the figure of an eagle
and the remaining gables have early C19 cut and pierced bargeboards. 2
storeys. The windows are double-hung sashes, mainly with glazing bars.
The north-west gable has a 3 light bay on the 1st storey and a wide range
of windows on the ground storey with a ground storey bow window at the
south-west corner. The centre gable has a 2 storey 3-light bay window and
the Dutch gable has a C19.bay window on the 1st storey and a C20 shop on
the ground storey. 2 prominent tall chimney stacks rise on the front.
There is a cart entrance at the south-west end. The north-west gable
bears a plaque with the date 1300 (C19 or C20). Awing at the rear at
the north-east end is of the C15, with a jettied upper storey. The interior
is mainly C20 but part has exposed beams. Roof tiled.
RCHM (31)

No 47, the Spread Eagle Hotel and Nos 53 to 57 (odd) form a group with
Nos 56, 58A and 58 and Nos 60 to 66 (even).

Listing NGR: TL8213814494

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.