10-12 Little Underbank


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Location Description:
10-12, Little Underbank, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Statutory Address:
10-12, Little Underbank, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1LA


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Statutory Address:
10-12, Little Underbank, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1LA

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Location Description:
10-12, Little Underbank, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Stockport (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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10-12 Little Underbank is a late C18/early C19 urban property with a later-C19 public house attached

Reasons for Designation

* Architectural Interest: As a purpose-built urban premises built in the late C18 or early C19, with No.12 retaining an original shop front and doorway with Gothick glazing. * Interior: No.12, known as the Queen's Head, retains the compartmentalised layout of a later-C19 urban public house and many contemporary fixtures and fittings including a rare spirits fountain. * Group Value: Nos.10-12 form a composition with the adjacent St Petersgate Bridge and Nos.2-32 (even) form a group of urban commercial premises on one of Stockport's main streets.


Nos. 10-12 Little Underbank was built in the late C18 or early C19 on the south side of Little Underbank. The 1849 1:1056 Ordnance Survey map shows the building originally abutted a larger building on its east side, identified as the Queen's Head Public House. The latter was demolished when St Petersgate Bridge was built in 1866-8, and it appears that at this point the public house moved into No. 12 Little Underbank. The pub fixtures and fittings confirm this, being of a later C19 date. There has been some late C20 remodelling retaining many original features.


PLAN: Rectangular with narrow public house in left-hand bay.

EXTERIOR: Three storeys with moulded eaves cornice. Ground floor to left (No.12, The Queen's Head) has original multi-paned window with Gothick glazing and a similar rectangular fanlight over the doorcase to the right, with a six-panelled door. No.10a/10 has a modern shop front. On the first floor are four irregularly spaced windows. That to No.12 is a wide eight-over-eight pane sash with gauged brick lintel and stone sill, whilst the three windows to No.10a/10 are narrower with cornices and casements of a later date. The second floor of No.12 has a similar four-over-eight pane sash, and No.10a/10 has two similar, though shorter, casements.

INTERIOR: No.12 (the Queen's Head) has a long narrow plan with an altered later-C19 bar with an original spirits fountain. The L-shaped public bar has fixed seating with matchboard backs. A matchboard partition to the rear separates a small Snug with fixed seating to the left and a small men's lavatory to the right, and a stair with stone steps. At the back is a parlour with fixed upholstered seating and rectangular top light framed by heavy moulded plasterwork.

No.10a/10 not inspected.


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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: 20 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01782/03
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