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The Plough Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Eaton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1869 / 53°11'12"N

Longitude: -2.1967 / 2°11'48"W

OS Eastings: 386952

OS Northings: 365550

OS Grid: SJ869655

Mapcode National: GBR 125.9F7

Mapcode Global: WHBC1.7566

Plus Code: 9C5V5RP3+Q8

Entry Name: The Plough Inn

Listing Date: 31 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58670

Also known as: The Plough Inn, Eaton

ID on this website: 101139448

Location: Eaton, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Eaton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton with Hulme Walfield

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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5/50 The Plough Inn (Eaton


Public House. Mid C17 with later alterations and additions. A building with
two parallel ranges connected by a short link to give an "H" plan, but
originally a principal range (to the west) and a rear service wing (to the
east) which survives in part (now the short link between the ranges). The
main interest is in the rear (west) range which is a two-room plan, two
storeys with attic. Timber framing with rendered panels and stone dressed
brickwork with asbestos slate roof. Some stone and Welsh slates.
The west wing 12 Frame panels and smoke bay (to N) in rendered brickwork x 6
panel wide gable-end. Two-course high stone plinth, flush stone quoins and
dressings to south side of blocked door opening. Above the plinth there are
16 courses of brickwork and a projecting stone band on which sits a 4 panel
high timber frame; the oak wallplate continues through to the gable. The
rails are normally cut between studs but one panel down from the wallplate
there is a continuous slightly projecting rail which continues as a stone band
in the north rendered panel and across the north stone dressed, rendered,
gable-end at the same level. The south gable-end and east side of this wing
are also timber framed. 2 C20 4-light leaded mullion windows to the west
elevation and 2 3-light windows to the south gable-end.
The east wing is early C19, 2 storeys, 2 bays in Flemish Bond originally with
sashes and a rectangular overlight to the door, now with canted bays and C20
casements all with leaded glazing. C20 Oak boarded door, gable-end stacks.
The spaces between the wings both sides of the link are filled with lower
additions with lean-to roofs, and a modern brick porch with hipped stone slab
roof has been added to the west elevation of the west wing.
Internally Inglenook with original bressumer timber framing in internal walls,
exposed ceiling joists and beams, dogleg staircase set in angle between W
range and rear wing. Some wattling survives as wall panel infill. There are
exposed ceiling joists and beams in the north part of the east wing but a fire
which destroyed the timbers in south part of this wing probably brought about
the early C19 rebuilding. Good set of raised panelling and cupboards with
butterfly hinges, mid-C17 and possibly original (lst floor). Roof structure:
2 bays with narrow smoke bay to N. Principals with king strut, side purlins
and ridge piece. Side purlin roof to wing which extends only one bay, the
rest replaced by the C19 E range.

Listing NGR: SJ8695265550

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