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Art Gallery and Library

A Grade II Listed Building in East, Bury

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Latitude: 53.5917 / 53°35'30"N

Longitude: -2.2988 / 2°17'55"W

OS Eastings: 380316

OS Northings: 410614

OS Grid: SD803106

Mapcode National: GBR DVDX.36

Mapcode Global: WH97Q.NZJD

Plus Code: 9C5VHPR2+MF

Entry Name: Art Gallery and Library

Listing Date: 29 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163708

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210706

Location: East, Bury, BL9

County: Bury

Electoral Ward/Division: East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bury

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bury St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Art Gallery and Library
- II

1899-1901, by Woodhouse and Willoughby of Manchester. On corner with Moss Street.
Free classical style. Ashlar, to main fronts. Mostly 2 storeys, with basement
behind plain coped parapet. Order of unfluted Ionic columns on ground floor, with
entablature broken forward over each column. On symmetrical Silver Street front
there are no columns to re-entrant corners, and on first floor the columns of a second
(modified unfluted Doric) order are limited to pairs framing the mid part of each
advanced end section; above these again is a third order framing pedimented sedicules,
providing gable terminations to pitched roofs. Triple-arch entrance is surmounted
by cartouche flanked by standing female figures and balustrading. 3 large windows
to each bay of advanced sections on ground floor; no windows on 1st floor, but bas-
relief frieze of crowded figures. Moss Street front is broadly similar, but with
only one 3-tier order, the lowest tier of which forms a 3-bay portico, providing
entry to the Art Gallery and Museum. Balustrading over first storey entablature between
sedicules on both fronts. Built as condition of gift of Wrigley Collection of

Listing NGR: SD8031610614

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