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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
Entry Name: Rochdale Museum, the Old Vicarage
Listing Date: 25 October 1951
Last Amended: 12 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025899
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358937
Location: Rochdale, OL16
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
SD 8913 SE ROCHDALE SPARROW HILL
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
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