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Monday 20 December 2010



Cllr Brian Silvester said," I have asked the Cheshire East Council if it would be possible to list 'The Earl' in Nantwich Road, Crewe to substantially preserve the exterior of the building now that it is owned by Aldi and in danger of being demolished. The response from the Council is below. The Earl of Crewe is already locally listed by the Council as a building of local historical interest. It was built in 1897 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victora. Crewe  does not have many historical buildings and it would be a shame if this building of historical  merit was lost. If Aldi do eventually obtain permission to develop the site I would hope they can design a development that substantially retains the existing distinguished and historical exterior of the building."

Crewe Councillor Derek Bebbington said," I was disappointed to discover that the pub has been closed and the new owners may be considering demolishing the building.  In recent years we have seen the appearance and character of our town change so much, because many of our older buildings , like the Chetwode Arms, have been demolished to make way for roads and shopping centres. In more recent years, we have seen many public houses knocked down and replaced with yet more shops and houses. The Earl of Crewe was built in 1897, is a locally listed building and adds a lot to the appearance and character of Nantwich Road.  Demolishing this building will completely change the area and we ask that Aldi listen to the people of Crewe ,retain the building and incorporate it into any plans for the site."

Brian Silvester
Cllr Brian Silvester BA (Hons)

Tel/fax 01270 567757

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