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Walmsley's House and Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Failsworth, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5108 / 53°30'38"N

Longitude: -2.1583 / 2°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 389599

OS Northings: 401580

OS Grid: SD895015

Mapcode National: GBR FWCV.J6

Mapcode Global: WHB9H.T0FW

Entry Name: Walmsley's House and Warehouse

Listing Date: 10 June 1985

Last Amended: 10 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212442

Location: Oldham, M35

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Failsworth West

Built-Up Area: Failsworth

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Failsworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/09/2011

SD 80 SE

(north side)
Nos. 405, 407
and 409
House and

(Formerly listed as Nos. 407, 409 and 411)


Canal warehouse, grocers shop and house, now shop premises.
1804. Built for Thomas Walmsley a local industrialist when
the adjacent Rochdale Canal was opened. Flemish bond brick
with slate roof. L-shaped plan with a total of 4 storeys.
The street elevation is only 2 storeys high and has 5 bays.
It has a stone plinth, eaves cornice and the central 3 bays
are slightly advanced. Door in bay 2 with fanlight
architrave and archivolt with C20 shop window inserted on
the ground floor to its right. Loading doors in bay 5.
Window openings with stone sills and flat brick arches are
either blind or have C20 casements. The curved wharf-side
elevation has 8 bays and 4 storeys with partially blocked
loading doors in bay 3. One 16-pane sash window the others
being cross-casements. Left return has sash windows. Large
C20 lean-to extension to rear which retains some original
windows. Original floors and king-post roof trusses. D.
Ball, The Story of Failsworth, 1973.

Listing NGR: SD8959901580

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