Pontefract Corner Pub

The latest pub to be rendered flat is the Old Mill in South Kirkby, Pontefract: https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails Old Mill Pub This pub has piqued my interest as it occupies quite an awkward site on an acute corner, and brings together the two branching streets very neatly. It reminds me that pubs were often a hub of a community positioned at confluences like this. Not an ancient building by any means but the interesting frontage with high chimney flues and large bay windows demonstrate the right balance between modesty and ostentation that is difficult to get right. Sadly the replacement buildings do not acknowledge this form at all, completely ignoring the corner which is actually an asset to this site, and offers the constraint needed to produce an interesting architectural solution.

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