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The Shires



The Shires was situated on the Great North Road. A grade-II listed pub.
This pub is now a residential care home for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. It is owned by Acorn Care and Education.
Colin Marlow (October 2011)
Listed building details:
Restaurant and Free House, formerly Rectory, of 1810. Coursed rubble stone with quoins and stone dressings and twin-span hipped Collyweston slate roof with stone end stacks. Stone cornice band and wide eaves with wooden brackets. Faces right. 2 storeys of 3 6/6 sash windows. 3 2-light dormers over. On ground floor a central flat-roofed porch with a painted Tuscan column on the front corners and a pilaster behind. Glazed door with overlight. Either side a canted bay with 4/4 : 6/6: 4/4 sash windows. On either end a 1 storey extension with hipped Collyweston slate roof that to right with parapet. On right extension a 6/6 sash with lunette over and on that to left a French window with lunette over. On left side of this 2 C20 bow windows and a C20 1 storey, wing to rear. Formerly Stretton Rectory. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877.

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