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The Malt Shovel Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6915 / 53°41'29"N

Longitude: -1.3131 / 1°18'47"W

OS Eastings: 445454

OS Northings: 421896

OS Grid: SE454218

Mapcode National: GBR MT8R.HF

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.SGWV

Entry Name: The Malt Shovel Public House

Listing Date: 29 July 1950

Last Amended: 15 November 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342655

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 4521 NW
(south-west side)
No 1 (The Malt Shovel
29.7.50 Public House) (formerly
listed under Best Fair)


Public house on site of older building. C14 cellar with late C19 public house above
altered in C20. 2 storeys and cellar, 4 first-floor windows. Public house: red
brick, faced with glazed tiles on ground floor and timber-framing on first floor;
Welsh slate roof. Ground floor; to right, wide passage opening through to rear; to
left segmental tripartite bow window and part-glazed door below overlight. First
floor: studding with central braces, interrupted by paired casement windows.
Windows and door have leaded glazing. Brick ridge stack to left of door. Interior,
cellar under front of building: two bays of sexpartite rib vaulting, the ashlar ribs
heavy and deeply chamfered, and running out into side walls, with a circular boss in
each bay, the northern one damaged, the southern one with fine face mask; ashlar
door suround has chamfered shouldered lintel, and is rebated for outward-opening
door. A flagged barrel-vaulted passage curves as it climbs up to stone steps at
rear of front range; bar has imported chamfered beams. The March 1968 Provisional
List compares the cellar with one in Malton and a finer one in Gloucester. Recorded
by West Yorkshire Archaeology Unit.

Listing NGR: SE4545421895

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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