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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1139416
English Heritage Legacy ID: 58766
Location: Warrington, WA1
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
The Old Academy
SJ 6087 2/4 6.12.49.
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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