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Old Eagles Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9681 / 52°58'5"N

Longitude: -2.6836 / 2°41'0"W

OS Eastings: 354188

OS Northings: 341408

OS Grid: SJ541414

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.K2N0

Mapcode Global: WH89H.RN9G

Entry Name: Old Eagles Public House

Listing Date: 1 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260687

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch (Shropshire)

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. WATERGATE (south-west side)
SJ 5441
8/130 No. 13 (Old Eagles Public
House)
GV II*

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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