The Wheatsheaf, Uttoxeter
Town centre development of new build townhouses and refurbishment of former public house…
A sought-after development is now taking place at Bridge Street, bringing together a new community of stylish apartments and semi-detached properties following the renovation of the listed building The Wheatsheaf pub.
A variety of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes will be available at this Uttoxeter development, presenting first time buyers, working professionals, investors and downsizers with the perfect opportunity to secure a new property.
Located in the heart of Uttoxeter, buyers will be well-positioned for a convenient and enjoyable lifestyle. A variety of supermarkets and restaurants are close by, whilst Uttoxeter Racecourse is a valued horse-racing venue within the popular market town and the nearby CineBowl offers bowling, ice skating and film viewings.
One of the greatest assets of The Wheatsheaf Development’s location is the close proximity to Uttoxeter train station, providing services across the Midlands and to London Euston for committed commuters.
This is an interesting building sited on one of the original feeder roads to the medieval church and market. Originally it was a timber-framed building, which has been faced on the road elevation with a brick and stone façade as it became gentrified as the Wheatsheaf Inn in the late nineteenth century. Medieval Public houses usually started as domestic houses where the lady of the house brewed ale to offer to passing travellers. Early maps show that this was a burgage plot, that is a long narrow piece of land owned by the king or lord of the manor, narrow because frontage was valuable so they crammed as many as possible in the limited space. The name Wheatsheaf is interesting, its proximity to the market square assured it of regular customers, as water was not pure for a hundred years of its life, so the name may reflect the crop coming into the market. The building was extended several times but changing social conditions made running pubs a challenging trade and it closed down only recently.
The building has been purchased by Amos Group to be converted into homes for families, a valuable and necessary social requirement in town centres, putting lights in windows at night.