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The Blue Boar Public House, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: The Blue Boar Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281805

OS Grid Reference: TM0001071170
OS Grid Coordinates: 600010, 271170
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3022, 0.9321

Location: The Street, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AA

Locality: Walsham-le-Willows
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3AA

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Listing Text


3/60 The Blue Boar Public


Public house. C15 and later. Timber-framed; widened and encased in C19 red
brick; pantiles. 2 storeys; 5 bays. 2 internal chimney-stacks with plain red
brick shafts. 4 irregularly-spaced late C19 sash windows with reveals and
multiple glazing-bars to upper floor; 2 similar windows to the left of the
ground floor; the 2 remaining ground-floor windows are C20 replacements. 2
entrance doors, one to a centrally placed late C19 enclosed brick porch,
single-storey, with shallow-pitched roof. Both doors with 6 flush panels, the
top 2 glazed. C19 extensions to both ends of the front. The 2 bays to the
left of the main stack have a smoke-blackened crown-post roof, formerly over
an open hall. The crown-post of the open truss has a long octagonal shaft
with unusual fluting continued round the cap and base; the wide arched braces
to the collar and collar-purlin have a hollow-chamfer moulding. The end truss
of the hall, which may also be the end of the original building, has a plain
shaft to the crown-post, arched downward-sloping braces from crown-post to
tie-beam, and the remains of widely-spaced studding. The front slope of the
roof was raised when the brick front was added; there were inserted dormers in
the rear slope before the back was extended. The main chimney-stack appears
to have been inserted into the cross-entry in conjunction with a late C16
enlargement of the original service end. The inserted hall ceiling is plain,
with joists set flat: one supporting beam is reused from the service-end
partition and has grooves and mortices for planking and doorways. The bay at
the left end is a C17 addition of poorer quality.

Listing NGR: TM0001071170

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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