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SJ8398NE SHAMBLES SQUARE 698-1/26/371 (South side) 25/02/52 Sinclair's Oyster Bar (Formerly Listed as: OLD SHAMBLES (South side) Sinclair's Oyster Bar to south of Cateaton Street)


House, now restaurant. Late C17 or early C18, altered, and recently raised up some 30 feet to correspond with new street level of surrounding C20 redevelopment. Stucco, painted black and white, slate roof. Rectangular plan on corner site, in 2 parts, with splayed corner. Main range 3 low storeys, with corner block 4 high storeys; 3:1 windows plus one window in the splayed corner; ground floor painted black, with coupled doorway in centre, window of 4 arched lights to right, another doorway in splayed corner; upper floors painted to resemble black-and-white "half-timbering", coupled windows on each floor to the left with altered small-pane glazing, one 16-pane sash on each floor of the centre, and in the 4-storey portion a 12-pane sash at 1st floor, another at a much higher 2nd floor level, and a 9-pane sash to the top of an equally high 3rd floor; 16-pane sashes on each floor of the corner. Corner block has unusual reversed-slope roof with prominent bracketed cornice. Interior contains evidence of early origin, also various chop house fittings of early C19 date and style. Historically interesting as one of the oldest oyster bars and chop houses in England. Forms group with The Old Wellington Inn adjoining to the left (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ8391698681


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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: 05 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/03776/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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