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The Old Academy

A Grade II Listed Building in Bewsey and Whitecross, Warrington

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3862 / 53°23'10"N

Longitude: -2.5924 / 2°35'32"W

OS Eastings: 360694

OS Northings: 387871

OS Grid: SJ606878

Mapcode National: GBR BYB8.KV

Mapcode Global: WH98R.44SW

Entry Name: The Old Academy

Listing Date: 6 December 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58766

Location: Warrington, WA1

County: Warrington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bewsey and Whitecross

Built-Up Area: Warrington

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Warrington Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

BRIDGE STREET
1.
5l50
(West Side)
The Old Academy
SJ 6087 2/4 6.12.49.
II

2.
Built 1757 or earlier, to train candidates for the Nonconformist ministry. Transferred
to larger building in 1762, and dissolved in 1783. Now (1973) empty. Tutors
included Joseph Priestley, John Aikin, Gilbert Wakefield and probably Marat; students
included Josiah Wedgwood's eldest son Malthus. Brick with slate roof (one
end nipped) and wood eaves cornice. 3 storeys. Original (6-panel door, porch
of detached Roman Doric columns, with flat roof; 4 restored sash windows on ground
floor and 5 on upper floors, with stone sills and some stone lintels.
Interior (not seen) said to have original staircase, doors, and 2 panelled rooms,
one with some erichiment.


Listing NGR: SJ6069487871

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