© Mr Geoffrey Carver
LICHFIELD HOUSE (TUDOR CAFE), BORE STREET (south east side)
LICHFIELD, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE
Mr Geoffrey Carver
03 October 1999
05 February 1952
Date of last amendment:
17 June 1994
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SK1109SE BORE STREET
1094-1/8/58 (South East side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Lichfield House (Tudor Cafe))
House, now cafe. Dated 1510 but probably late C16 with C18
alterations and C20 connecting block.
Timber-frame with brick rear range and wing; tile roofs with
enriched cresting and brick stacks.
3 storeys; 3-window range. Jettied 1st and 2nd floors and 3
gables; bracketed upper jetty and enriched finials and end
pendants to gables. Entrance to left of centre has moulded
posts to jetty and small-paned and fielded-panel half-glazed
door; passageway to Tudor Row to left end. Ground floor has 2
canted oriels, that to left end has 4-pane sash, that to right
end has 1:4:1 fixed lights with leaded glazing above transom,
window to right of entrance has plate glass and leaded glazing
above transom; 1st floor has 3-light transomed windows with
upper leaded glazing; 2nd floor has 2-light casements with
moulded frames. Large brick stack. Timber-framing on sole
plate, close studding to ground floor, herring bone bracing to
1st floor and curved cusped braces below 2nd floor windows and
to gables. 2 enriched C19 rainwater heads. Rear has brick
platt pands and modillioned brick cornices, segmental-headed
windows, some with pegged cross-casements.
Rear wing, attached by C20 block, has brick cornice and varied
casement windows; 5-window range has two 3-light pegged
casements and 3 blind windows, and 2-light pegged casements to
2nd floor; projecting rear block has varied fenestration and
C20 addition to end.
INTERIOR: Chamfered beams and joists; ground floor has C17 and
early C18 panelling; open-well stair has turned balusters,
square newels and moulded handrail, 2 lions to landing; rear
wing has chamfered beams and joists; ?former gable end has
timber-framing with 2 jetties. A good well preserved C16
building; a local landmark.