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St Wilfrids Presbytery (Part)

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7569 / 53°45'24"N

Longitude: -2.7026 / 2°42'9"W

OS Eastings: 353770

OS Northings: 429181

OS Grid: SD537291

Mapcode National: GBR T9F.QX

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GT7R

Entry Name: St Wilfrids Presbytery (Part)

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Last Amended: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392187

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


PRESTON

SD5329SE WINCKLEY SQUARE
941-1/11/290 (North side)
27/09/79 No.1
St Wilfrid's Presbytery (part)
(Formerly Listed as:
WINCKLEY SQUARE
(North side)
Nos.1, 2 AND 3
St Wilfrid's Presbytery)

GV II

Includes: No.1A CHAPEL STREET.
Pair of large town houses on corner site; No.1A Chapel Street
now offices, and No.1 Winckley Square now integrated with
Nos.2 and 3 as presbytery. c.1804, altered. Red brick in
Flemish bond (side and rear in 4+1 English garden wall bond),
with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Double-pile plan
under single-span roof. Three storeys over cellars, 5+5 bays
to Winckley Square, each house symmetrical; stone plinth and
1st floor sill-band (both carried round left return wall to
Chapel Street), moulded gutter cornice. No.1 Winckley Square
(the right-hand of the pair) has a wide elliptical- arched
doorway in the centre, with brick voussoirs now painted black,
2 steps up to a set-in stone tripartite doorcase which has
plain side panels, reeded jambs and lintel, and a modern
glazed door (now fixed), all under a large fanlight with
pendent oval tracery and margin panes; No.1A Chapel Street has
no entrance in this facade. The windows of both houses have
raised sills and wedge lintels, those at 1st floor furnished
with small segmental cast-iron balconies with hooped railings,
fixed to the wall with pairs of fleur-de-lys brackets; No.1A
Chapel Street has sashes without glazing bars at ground and
1st floors, No.1 Winckley Square has 12-pane sashes at ground
floor and 8-pane sashes at 1st floor, and both have 9-pane
sashes at 2nd floor. The gabled left return wall (the entrance
front of No.1A Chapel Street), 6 bays, has a wide round-headed
doorway in the 4th bay (up 2 steps) with a set-in wooden
pilastered doorcase and a fanlight with radiating
pseudo-glazing bars of iron (some replaced with lead strips);
and fenestration matching the facade to Winckley Square but
with only 4 windows at 2nd floor, and the sill of a former
attic window above. Rear: sashed windows replaced with
casements.
INTERIOR: both have fine open-well staircases with stick
balusters and wreathed mahogany handrails, illuminated by
domed oval skylights; No.1A Chapel Street now has under-drawn
ceilings said to conceal moulded plaster decoration, and is
otherwise altered. No.1 Winckley Square has extensive cellars;
ground-floor front rooms and entrance hall now all in one (as
refectory), but retaining Gothick geometrical moulded plaster
decoration to the ceilings, and a black marble fireplace with
fluted Ionic columns; in the left room above, a white marble
fireplace with fluted surround.


Listing NGR: SD5376929182

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