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Old Eagles Public House, Whitchurch Urban

Description: Old Eagles Public House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260687

OS Grid Reference: SJ5418841408
OS Grid Coordinates: 354188, 341408
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9681, -2.6836

Location: B5398, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1DP

Locality: Whitchurch Urban
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY13 1DP

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Listing Text

SJ 5441
8/130 No. 13 (Old Eagles Public

House, now public house. Probably C14, remodelled in the mid-C19. Timber
framed, of cruck construction, partly rebuilt in painted brick. Slate roof.
2 framed bays. Former first-floor solar above ground-floor 2-room shop or
business premises. 2 storeys. Dentil brick eaves cornice. Integral
brick end stacks. Two-window front; 6-pane glazing bar sashes with
painted stone cills and lintels. Roughly central 4-panelled door (lower 2
panels beaded flush) with doorcase consisting of Tuscan pilasters supporting
entablature. Interior: substantial remains of C14 house. Unusual central
truss of raised base cruck construction, consisting of chamfered tie-beam
(supporting first floor), slightly curved chamfered blades and collar, and
parallel pegged principal rafters. Ground-floor room with large spine beam
running front to back. Formerly divided into 2 rooms (see mortices on
underside of spine beam and remains of stud wall with tension brace).
Remains of post-1720 staircase up to first floor with closed string, column-
on-vase balusters, and C19 handrail and foot newel. Remains of C17
staircase from first floor to attic with closed string, splat balusters,
and square newel post with moulded cap. First-floor old boarded door with
wrought-iron strap hinges. Although altered externally this is a rare
example of a medieval town house, particularly notable for its unusual
framed construction.

Listing NGR: SJ5418841408

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Source: English Heritage

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