2 Market Place was believed by A S Buxton, artist and local historian, to be a remnant of the former Eclipse Hotel, but he may have been mistaken. Evidence suggests that the property was actually next door to the hotel.
The Eclipse was demolished following development for the Nottinghamshire Bank at number 1. When the hotel closed, the landlord moved to a new building on Westgate, which, although newer, was called The Old Eclipse!
It is a three-storey building with a stone façade. The windows have stone surrounds: those to the left with mullions (a vertical decorative element that separates sections of a window), those to the right with glazing sash bars. The shop front is 20th-century. It is an attractive little building, but forlorn and in need of refurbishment.
Explore history of earlier shop front but if no evidence is found, reinstate a late 19th-century-style shop. Overhaul and decorate two timber sash windows and four small casements, adding secondary glazing for insulation.
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