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

Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 65691 00293


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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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: 08 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03284/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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