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© Mr Peter Sargeant

IoE Number: 213503
Location: BOAR'S HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE, MARKET PLACE (east side)
  LEIGH, WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Peter Sargeant
Date Photographed: 08 March 2001
Date listed: 09 July 1975
Date of last amendment: 27 July 1987
Grade II

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LEIGHMARKET PLACESD 60 SE(east side)2/35Boar's Head PublicHouse

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.

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