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Wharmton Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Uppermill, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5387 / 53°32'19"N

Longitude: -2.0164 / 2°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 399010

OS Northings: 404672

OS Grid: SD990046

Mapcode National: GBR GWCJ.76

Mapcode Global: WHB9D.0B30

Entry Name: Wharmton Tower

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212240

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL4

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Built-Up Area: Uppermill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Saddleworth St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SD 90 SE (north side)
5/220 Wharmton Tower
- II
House. c.1861. By George Shaw for John Dicken Whitehead.
Ashlar with slate roof. 8 bays with 2 and 3 storeys and
conservatory to right. Gothic revival. Projecting plinth.
Gables to bays 1, 2 and 3 and castellations to bays 6 to 9
create a distinctive skyline. 3-storey projecting porch to
bay 6 with castellations, diagonal buttresses, pointed arch
doorway and glazed inner door with carved decorative
tracery. Square and canted bay windows to bays 2 and 9, bay
2 with shouldered mullion and transom windows, bay 9 with
cusped mullion and transom windows. Other ground floor
windows are 4 and 5-light shouldered head mullion windows,
and 4-light cusped pointed arch windows. Bay 1 has a
corbelled gabled first floor oriel window. Bays 2 and 3 and
bays 8 and 9 project. First floor windows are of 1, 2 and 4
lights, some with pointed arches and 2 with tracery. The
gables are coped. Gargoyles. Blind corbelled oriel to left
gable. Ridge chimney stacks with cornices. Interior includes
encaustic tiles and stained glass among other original

Listing NGR: SD9901004672

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

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