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54,56, West Cliff

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7535 / 53°45'12"N

Longitude: -2.7094 / 2°42'33"W

OS Eastings: 353319

OS Northings: 428804

OS Grid: SD533288

Mapcode National: GBR T8D.GJ

Mapcode Global: WH85M.CX1C

Plus Code: 9C5VQ73R+C6

Entry Name: 54,56, West Cliff

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392181

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Riversway

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/8/284 (South West side)
27/09/79 Nos.54 AND 56


Pair of town houses, now offices. Probably early 1840s;
altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings
and slate roof. Double-depth plan, each house double-fronted.
Two storeys and attic, over basement, 3+3 bays, the fronts
panelled so as to give the effect of simple pilasters, plus a
one-bay side wing at the left end; with stone plinth,
1st-floor bands in the panelled bays, small moulded frieze to
prominent projected eaves with plastered coving. The
slightly-raised centre of each house has a large doorway up 3
steps, with a stone doorcase of panelled square pilasters,
frieze with rosettes, and cornice with blocking course, and a
panelled door with overlight (that at No.56 with margin
panes); and a 1st floor window with a cornice on consoles. The
windows are all 12-pane sashes with flat-arched heads, those
at ground floor recessed with panelled stone aprons and those
above with raised sills and plain reveals. No.54 has a large
modern continuous dormer in the roof, No. 56 has 2 small
dormers. The wing to the left, 2 lower storeys, has a
round-headed blind window on each floor. At each end of the
range is a ramped screen wall, that to the right with a
similar blind window and both with doorways. The right-hand
end wall of No.54 has inter alia a round-headed sashed stair
window with radiating glazing bars. Rear and INTERIOR not

Listing NGR: SD5331928804

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