Wolverhampton's Locally Listed Buildings

The Golden Eagle

Hordern Road

Listing: The Golden Eagle public house, Hordern Road.

Comment:  A charming neo-Georgian street corner pub. Two storeys, with a hipped roof, and sash windows, in pink-red to brown brick with occasional blue tones. Slightly heavy but attractive Tuscan doorcases with open pediments, fanlights, and pilasters, very typical of the architect Hutchings’ work. Chimneys very typical of this architect, with vertical recesses and corbelled out tops. One of a series of similar pubs designed by Hutchings for Butlers (cf. New Crown, Wednesfield; Villiers Arms, Bilston) and the best survivor. It retains a significant amount of its interior, including a genuine 18th century fireplace in the lounge with eared surround and egg-and-dart decoration, believed to come from the Molineux Hotel.