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Spread Eagle Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witham, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7994 / 51°47'57"N

Longitude: 0.6401 / 0°38'24"E

OS Eastings: 582138

OS Northings: 214494

OS Grid: TL821144

Mapcode National: GBR QLB.0NJ

Mapcode Global: VHJJZ.11RD

Plus Code: 9F32QJXR+Q2

Entry Name: Spread Eagle Hotel

Listing Date: 1 March 1950

Last Amended: 7 February 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1122590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113556

Location: Witham, Braintree, Essex, CM8

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Witham

Built-Up Area: Witham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Witham St Nicolas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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(South-East Side)
Spread Eagle Hotel
(formerly listed under
High Street)
TL 8214 1/58 1.3.50.


A mid-late C16 timber-framed and plastered building altered in the C17
and with C18 fenestration on the front. There is a large gabled wing at
the north-west end and the main block has 4 smaller gables, the one at
the south- west end is a Dutch gable surmounted by the figure of an eagle
and the remaining gables have early C19 cut and pierced bargeboards. 2
storeys. The windows are double-hung sashes, mainly with glazing bars.
The north-west gable has a 3 light bay on the 1st storey and a wide range
of windows on the ground storey with a ground storey bow window at the
south-west corner. The centre gable has a 2 storey 3-light bay window and
the Dutch gable has a C19.bay window on the 1st storey and a C20 shop on
the ground storey. 2 prominent tall chimney stacks rise on the front.
There is a cart entrance at the south-west end. The north-west gable
bears a plaque with the date 1300 (C19 or C20). Awing at the rear at
the north-east end is of the C15, with a jettied upper storey. The interior
is mainly C20 but part has exposed beams. Roof tiled.
RCHM (31)

No 47, the Spread Eagle Hotel and Nos 53 to 57 (odd) form a group with
Nos 56, 58A and 58 and Nos 60 to 66 (even).

Listing NGR: TL8213814494

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