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Description: The Blue Boar Public House
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
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TM 07 SW WALSHAM LE WILLOWS THE STREET (SOUTH SIDE)
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
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Source: English Heritage
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