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Listed Building record MDR5367 - Royal Oak, Market Place, Chesterfield

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  • (Tudor to 21st Century - 1500 AD? to 2050 AD)

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Royal Oak, Market Place, Chesterfield, a 16th century timber-framed building, restored in the late 19th century. 'No. 1, The Shambles (Royal Oak Inn), is a 16th century timber-framed building of two storeys, jettied out over the ground floor which is now largely brick. Restored in the late 19th century.' (1-2) From the National Heritage List for England: 'SK 3871 SW THE SHAMBLES (south side) 908/1/24 No 1, The Royal Oak Inn 15/07/71 GV II* Public house. C16, with C18 additions, restored late C19. Close studded timber framing, jettied above ground floor brickwork, with later additions in brick. Welsh slate and plain tile roof coverings. Earlier range to north, of 2 storeys, and C18 range to south of 3 storeys. NORTH RANGE; close studded framing with tension-braced corners. North wall with 2, 3-light timber mullioned oriel windows, each supported on 4 curved brackets. Lights with pointed heads, and with single side lights to returns. Crenellated cill band. Jettied gables (now underbuilt), that to the west with C19 oriel window. Blocked doorway with shallow Tudor arched lintol. East, west and north elevations face onto pedestrian ways within The Shambles. SOUTH RANGE: west elevation with brick storey bands (that below first floor windows damaged). 3-window front, but 2 to the upper floor which are 2- and 3-light sliding casements. Ground floor windows with stained glass are C20. Small blocked window looks north from projecting side of building. East elevation roughcast, the southern part with late C19 features. Casement and sash windows, those to the north end at ground floor level with later stained glass. Centre doorway with moulded architrave. INTERIOR: south range now open to the roof, with central roof truss, purlins, rafters and braces visible from lower bar area. Simple timber internal lobby to doorway in east gable with half- glazed door. Continuous bench seating to south ,west and north walls. North range with C18 wind-braced single purlin roof supported by collar and tie beam truss. Ground floor bar area with simple bench seating, and half-glazed doors. Encased spine beams to underdrawn ceilings. Brick vaulted cellar. The ground floor areas of the 2 ranges are linked by an opening in the east side wall of the north range, in which sits a C20 main bar counter. This serves to retain the separation of the 2 areas, each of which has a distinctive character, representing the individual and different architectural qualities of the 2 main phases of development. Listing NGR: SK3829471080.' (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Department of the Environment. 1977. Borough of Chesterfield Derby Sept 1977 69-70.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. 194-6.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.



Grid reference SK 38294 71080 (point)

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Aug 7 2023 9:17AM

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