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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Whitchurch Urban
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SJ 5441 8/133

WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. WATERGATE (north-east side) Bull's Head Public House


House, now public house. Probably late C16, extended c.1700, remodelled in the early C19 and further altered c.1900. Timber framed with plastered and painted brick infill, partly rendered, and partly refaced or rebuilt in red brick. Plain tile roofs, hipped to centre, and slate roof to rear. Framing: square panels. Rear wing with much reused timber. L-plan. One framed bay and 2-bay cross wing to right (flush to front) with later wing at rear. 3 storeys with 2-storey wing to left. Rendered plinth and dentil brick eaves cornice. Left-hand wing with c.1900 brick ridge stack and integral lateral brick stack to rear. External brick lateral stack to rear wing. Tall right-hand part has second-floor boxed glazing bar sash with painted stone cill and segmental-headed first-and ground-floor C20 wooden casements, also with. painted stone cills. 6-panelled door to right (lower panels beaded flush) with rectangular overlight and large doorcase with consoles supporting flat hood. The lower left-hand part has pair of first-floor 8-pane boxed glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and pair of ground-floor segmental-headed C20 wooden casements, also with painted stone cills. Left-hand gable end: rebuilt c.1900. Jettied timber framed first floor with moulded bressumer on 3 fluted brackets and pair of first-floor 2-light wooden casements. Decorative diagonal framing in gable. Rear: lean-to to right and raking dormer to centre. Gable to rear of tall part has a collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts. Rear wing: c.1700. Gable end with first-floor glazing bar sash and collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts and V-struts. Interior: right-hand ground-floor room has probably reset (see mortices) large ceiling beam with billet ornament and the remains of a band of carved ornament above. Former fireplace to left with chamfered wooden lintel. Left-hand ground-floor room with deep-chamfered ceiling beam and plain joists. Exposed framing in right- hand first-floor room, each square panel with chamfered reveals. The former location of the large ornamented ground-floor beam is not known. The ornamentation above the mortices suggest that it might have formed part of a screen or canopy.

Listing NGR: SJ5420141415


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07945/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Peter Cooke. Source Historic England Archive
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