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Description: The Arden Arms
Date Listed: 13 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 210896
OS Grid Reference: SJ8978990583
OS Grid Coordinates: 389789, 390583
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4120, -2.1551
The following building shall be added:
1. CORPORATION STREET
5086 (West side)
SJ 8990 NE
The Arden Arms (including
1/253 No 23 Millgate)
Public house. c1815 altered mid C19 and early C20. Red brick in Flemish bond.
Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys with cellars; corner site has 4 bays to Corporation
Street and l-bay left return forming No 23, Millgate. Bay 3 has 6-panel door
and fanlight with curved glazing bars in square-headed opening with reeded wooden
architrave; other bays have early C20 casements with etched glass under arch-braced
transoms in original openings with projecting sills and cambered brick arches.
1st floor: Mid-late C19 4-pane sashes in original openings; bay-3 window narrower
and blind. 2nd floor: shorter 4-pane sashes to each bay. Wooden eaves cornice.
Roof hipped at left end with altered stack in front of ridge; end stacks to
each slope of right gable. Rear: tall stair-window with 24-pane sash under
cambered arch. Left return: doorway on left of window, all as front. Interior:
ground floor and 1st floor have several early C19 6-panel doors in architraves
with corner bosses. Early-mid C19 bar servery with curved end, panelled dado
and pilasters between 4- and 8-pane sashes; entablature. Early C19 staircase
rises to 2nd floor with turned newels stick balusters and swept handrail. Ground-
floor rooms are numbered and front-right (No 6) has blue and red quarry-tile
floor and early mid C19 fixed benches. Fielded-panel cupboards in kitchen to
rear have H-hinges. Front-left room (No 2) has later bench seating. Owned
by the Raffald family from c1815; the 1st landlord George Raffald, being the
nephew of Elizabeth Raffald, author of "The Experienced Housekeeper" and compiler
of Manchester's first trade directory. Owned by Robinsons Brewery since 1889.
Further history in Stockport Sites Record, Local Studies Library.
Listing NGR: SJ8978990583
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Source: English Heritage
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