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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 28th July, 2015)

Eagle & Child

Eagle & Child
Grade II listed cottage originally a pub from 1703. Since it lost it licence in 1916 it became a butchers. It's recently been renovated and is now a private residence.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: Mick on 28th July 2015 at 07:17

They have been working on this house for a very long time, and the drain pipe is not straight.

Comment by: Jonnno on 28th July 2015 at 09:39

Worthingtons butchers as it became many years ago, closed in 1993 and it became solely a private residence then, the former owners daughter and husband lived there, the husband still does, the rear and upstairs have ALWAYS been used as a private residence. I pass this building 4 or 5 times a day and the one thing that i'm not happy with are the window frames, the upstairs and downstairs are distinctly two different shades of brown, not quite as noticeable on the photo as with the naked eye, and yes Mick the downspout does look like it was erected after the workmen took a lunchtime break next door in the Black Bull Hotel. But,altogether a brilliant job has been done, as anyone who knew the building before restoration will testify.

Comment by: Carol on 28th July 2015 at 09:49

What a daft place for a downspout - the water will run past (or even under - can't see much of a step) the door when it rains.

Comment by: P.C. on 28th July 2015 at 09:52

You are wrong Mick, the drainpipe is straight but the house is leaning over.

Comment by: Harold on 28th July 2015 at 10:11

Yes it's slanted ain't it mickey.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 28th July 2015 at 10:14

you're right Mick....its 'listed'!

Comment by: Syd on 28th July 2015 at 12:40

P.C. Brilliant Comment !

Comment by: alan lad on 28th July 2015 at 13:15

Windows are a put off .

Comment by: Henry7 on 28th July 2015 at 14:13

Nice renovation apart from the windows. Good to see the cobble stones on the drive.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th July 2015 at 15:12

See Tom Walsh`s P-a-D`s on 28th and 29th August 2012.
One of my comments:-
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 29th August 2012 at 03:49
There are several websites (use Google) showing this building and plaque. Website :-
is one of them.
Photo # 8451 in Album, Places, Standish page 3, 3rd row, 3rd from left, shows the former butcher`s shop, Worthington`s.

Comment by: P.C. on 29th July 2015 at 13:06

Thanks Syd!

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