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Boar's Head Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh East, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4982 / 53°29'53"N

Longitude: -2.5187 / 2°31'7"W

OS Eastings: 365691

OS Northings: 400293

OS Grid: SD656002

Mapcode National: GBR BWVZ.JQ

Mapcode Global: WH986.8BWJ

Entry Name: Boar's Head Public House

Listing Date: 9 July 1975

Last Amended: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213503

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh East

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

LEIGH MARKET PLACE
SD 60 SE
(east side)
2/35 Boar's Head Public
House
(formerly listed
with stable
9/7/75 block)
G.V. II

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

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