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Boar's Head Public House, Leigh

Description: Boar's Head Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 213503

OS Grid Reference: SD6569100293
OS Grid Coordinates: 365691, 400293
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4982, -2.5186

Location: 2 Market Place, Leigh WN7 1EG WN7 1EG

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 1EG

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
(east side)
2/35 Boar's Head Public
(formerly listed
with stable
9/7/75 block)

Public house. "Rebuilt 1900 AD" on decorative cartouche. Red
brick with terracotta dressings and green slate roof. 4 x 5
bays with 2 storeys. Eclectic Baroque. Projecting plinth,
first and second floor bands separated by Ionic columns and
a coped parapet. Semi-circular-arched ground floor windows
with keystones archivolts and casements with etched glass.
Panelled doors in bay 3 with fanlight, columns and flat
pilasters which enclose arabesque-enriched spandrel panels.
Canted and bow oriel windows on the first floor with
terracotta mullions and transoms. The left corner is
articulated by an octagonal lead-covered cupola on columns
and scrolls. It is balanced by a gable to the right with
ball finials and a keyed oculus. The side elevations are
treated in a similar manner. The Church Street elevation
bears a boar's head peering through an arabesque surround in
the central gable. Tall clustered chimney stacks. The
building originally housed the brewery head offices. The
interior is remarkably complete and retains many original
features. Staircase with turned balusters and pulvinated
frieze to closed string. Original timber and cast-iron
fireplaces. Art Nouveau tiles. Plaster cornices. Original
bar fittings.

Listing NGR: SD6568500299

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

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