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Rochdale Museum, The Old Vicarage

A Grade II Listed Building in Milkstone and Deeplish, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.6145 / 53°36'52"N

Longitude: -2.1585 / 2°9'30"W

OS Eastings: 389612

OS Northings: 413120

OS Grid: SD896131

Mapcode National: GBR FVCN.H0

Mapcode Global: WHB8X.TDBW

Plus Code: 9C5VJR7R+RJ

Entry Name: Rochdale Museum, The Old Vicarage

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 12 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025899

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358937

Location: Rochdale, OL16

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: Milkstone and Deeplish

Built-Up Area: Rochdale

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Rochdale St Chad, St Mary and St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


11/107 Rochdale Museum,
The Old Vicarage.
(formerly listed as the


Vicarage, now museum. c.1724 and c.1820. Brick with stone
basement, stone features, C20 tile and stone slate roofs.
Double depth with central staircase plan with later
additions to left and right. Two storeys with attic and two
basement storeys. 5 bays with 2-bay addition to left and
gabled single storey addition to right. Windows are eight-
pane sashes with flat gauged brick arches, stone sills and
keystones. Square bay window to left addition. Six-panel
fielded door, overlight and segmental hood with carved shell
and cherub, on enriched console brackets. Wood modillion
eaves cornice continues round left addition and over central
gable. Stone quoins. Rear facade c.1820, re-used stone
mullioned windows and door surround. Projecting stair bay.
Good panelling to most rooms. Entrance hall connects with
stair by segmental arch with panelled pilasters, keystone
and soffit. Original staircase with open string, column-on-
vase balusters and deep handrail. Said to be built for
Samuel Dunster D.D. (Faculty applied for 1724) who "adopted
the plan of his house in Marlborough Street, London,"
Robertson, Rochdale Social and Economic History, 1889.

Listing NGR: SD8961213120

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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