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Ye Olde Boars Head Public House, Middleton

Description: Ye Olde Boars Head Public House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 March 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 213451

OS Grid Reference: SD8705206266
OS Grid Coordinates: 387052, 406266
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5529, -2.1969

Location: 113 Long Street, Middleton, Rochdale M24 6UE

Locality: Middleton
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: M24 6UE

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Listing Text

SD 80 NE
(west side)
2/11 Ye Olde Boar's
Head Public House
15/3/57 (formerly listed as Ye
Olde Boar's Head Inn)
Public house. Early C17. Datestones include 1632 in cellar
and 1587 on fireplace in C18 addition. C19 and C20
alterations and additions. Square-panel timber-framing on
stone plinth with graduated stone slate roof and brick
addition. Total of 5 bays and 2 storeys with wings
projecting to the rear of bays 1, 4 and 5 and an outshut to
the rear of bays 2 and 3. Bold projecting stone plinth
(painted). 2 doors in bay 2; one studded oak with elementary
overlight, the other blocked and with a basket-arched head.
Bay 4 projects slightly and is gabled. Bays 1 and 2 are also
gabled. All gables have decorative timber panelling but only
that to bay 1 is original. C18 and C19 casement and
tripartite sash windows with glazing bars to ground floor.5,
3, 6 and 6-light ovolo-moulded timber mullion windows to
first floor. 2 brick ridge chimney stacks. Bay 5
(originally the Sessions Room) was added in the C18 in brick
and partly rebuilt in C20. It has a large Venetian window
which accommodates double doors. The left return is largely
obscured (or rebuilt) by applied timbers. Interior: the
timber-framed structure which employs square panels,
diagonal braces to the principal posts and diagonally
braced tie-beam roof trusses with wind bracing is largely
intact. The ovolo-moulded timber-mullioned windows which
were obscured by later rear additions are still visible.
Chamfered floor beams with ogee stops. Staircase with deep
handrail on turned balusters and a newel with bold acorn
finial. Massive stone fire surround in former sessions room
with carved boar's heads and date. Later cast-iron fire
surrounds. Dates of 1638 and 1642 scratched into plasterwork
in first floor room also faint wall paintings outlining
pendentives on the upper portions of the wall. The early
history is unclear probably being built as 2 houses the left
one having a baffle-entry plan.

Listing NGR: SD8705206266

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Source: English Heritage

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