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The Wheatsheaf

Date of photo: 2009

Picture source: Google Streetview

The Wheatsheaf was situated at 5 Irnham Road. This grade-II listed pub is now in residential use.
"The Womens Land Army" WW2
I worked on the farms and the fields,I met my husaband there he was American stationed at "North Withum" I live in Bethlehem.Pa. and go back to England to visit family. I was in Corby when all the church bells in England rang "The war is over". We all went down to the Wheatsheaf to celebrate.Now it is all memories for me they can make you cry, but best of all they can make you smile
Maureen Lea (November 2015)

Listed building details:
Former public house, now house. C17 with early C19 alterations. Colourwashed coursed limestone rubble with pantile steeply pitched roof, one raised stone coped gable with single gable and ridge stacks retaining ashlar bases, but with brick shafts. Lobby entry plan. Single storey with attics, 5 bay front, having off-centre panelled door with to right a similar doorway. To left a sliding glazing bar sash, a half glazed door and a plain sash. Above are 2 through eaves gabled dormers with 2 light glazing bar casements and another similar dormer at eaves level, all with rendered cheeks. Street gable elevation has single sliding glazing bar sashes to each floor. All openings have timber lintels. Attached to the rear a C17 service block, originally a catslide but raised and separately gabled roof in early C19. 2 bays and 2 storeys, with pantile roof and single ashlar wall stack with yellow brick top. In the side wall is a plain 2 ight casement to ground floor with to left a C17 pierced larder vent stone. To first floor a further 2 light plain casement and to right a similar window with glazing bars. Interior retains simply chamfered girders.

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