'Late C17 with later stucco finish. Two storeys basement and attic, five modern sash windows, parapet, square tall hipped old tile roof with 3 flat topped sashed dormers with glazing bars. Central doorway approached by steps; hanging canopy on iron suspenders with dentilled cornice; fluted pilasters. Portion to right two storeys, ground floor a wide vehicle entrance, 1st floor large overhanging sashed canted bay window with two sashes to centre. Plain eaves, hipped tile roof. Portion further to right, similar general character, modern alterations. North front generally similar character, modern glazed entrance with double flight of steps'.
All that copyhold messuage or tenement, barns, stables. gardens, orchards, yards, and backsides, and a close of land adjoining on the east side of the said messuage, commonly known and called by the name or sign of the Black-spread Eagle, …in the tenure or occupation of the said Elizabeth North and Blackwell North…
'Here lyeth the body of HENRY NORTH Citizen of ... Departed .... of September .... Lord 17 .. Year of his age. Also in Memory of RACHEL NORTH Wife of BLACKWELL NORTH who died June the 26th 1761[4?], Aged 67 years. Here also lyeth the body of ELIZABETH NORTH Wife of HENRY NORTH who departed this life April the 29th 1735 Aged 79 years. Here also lyeth the body of BLACKWALL [sic] NORTH Son of ... & ELIZABETH NORTH Departed this life .... 4th 1753 Aged 6..
'On the same side is the Spread Eagle-inn, late in the possession of James Macarteny, now of Mr. Edward Bracebridge, who removed from the King's-head-inn. Here is held a society of gentlemen called the beefstake club, on every Saturday three weeks, from the first Saturday in September to the last Saturday in April, this is likewise the assembly house'.The Carshaltoniad: an historical ballad, pub. 1790, mentioned 'the Master of the Spread-Eagle Inn, at Epsom':-
"The gloomy night was dark as pitch, No sign of stars or moon, And none had they to guide their way, But Bracebridge's Garsoon*. A wight he was of stature small, Be-booted and be-spurr'd, So that almost a wooden horse This doughty lad had stirr'd …"* Corruption of 'garcon' - boy/servant
"The Spread Eagle is a Family and Commercial hotel with ample accommodation, occupying also a good central position opposite the Terminus of the South-Western Branch Station, and having a frontage up High Street towards the Clock Tower. The proprietors, Mr. & Mrs. Hunt, seem to spare no trouble or expense, to render this house worthy of the Town. A spacious assembly room nearly 60 feet long by 19 feet broad is adapted for county and assembly meetings, and within it, occasionally used as a supper room, is a large and airy Billiard room well lighted and ventilated. The private sitting rooms and the bed rooms are of a very superior order, and the charges extremely moderate for so well conducted an establishment. A table d'hote is spread every Wednesday for the convenience of the visitors to the weekly market, which we hear is liberally supplied at a very small charge. Families may be accommodated with every comfort, while they sojourn here either to view the charming scenery of the neighbourhood of Epsom, or to try the noted salubrityof its air".