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Thorneycroft

A Grade II Listed Building in Werneth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5321 / 53°31'55"N

Longitude: -2.126 / 2°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 391743

OS Northings: 403947

OS Grid: SD917039

Mapcode National: GBR FWLL.JK

Mapcode Global: WHB9B.9HV2

Entry Name: Thorneycroft

Listing Date: 8 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388922

Location: Oldham, OL8

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Werneth

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Werneth St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


OLDHAM

SD90SW NEWPORT STREET
780-1/3/58 (South West side)
Thorneycroft

II

House, now in use as school. c1877.
Coursed and squared rusticated rubble with graded slate roof
with cresting. Gothic style.
2 storeys with attic, and square in plan, though
asymmetrically detailed. Entrance front has central entrance
in gabled porch, with stilted arches to porch and inner
doorway which is banded brick and stone. Foliate hoodmould and
capitals to arches.
This central bay is expressed with steep hipped roof with
wrought-iron brattishing. Stair windows alongside, moulded
arched lights and quatrefoils over upper windows. 2-light
window over doorway and in right-hand bay.
Projecting octagonal scullery or wash-house to right, with
pyramidal roof. Left-hand return elevation a 3-window range
with central expressed gabled bay and 2-pane sash windows.
Garden front has canted bay window with marble shafts and
ornamental parapet in the right-hand bay, 3-light mullioned
and transomed window above, with blind segmental arches over
beneath steep coped gable with trefoiled panel and finial.
4-light mullioned and transomed window to left with 3-light
window with blind arched heads above, in advanced gable
carried on corbels. Narrower windows to service bay beyond,
with lower roof.
INTERIOR has retained many of its original features, including
the tiled floors of the entrance porch, plaster ceilings and
friezes, and most of the interior carpentry. Central stair
hall with ornate gothic-style stair, and massively detailed
marble fireplace. Flat stained-glass lantern light to roof of
hall, and coffered painted ceiling over stairs. Stained glass
window lighting stairs.


Listing NGR: SD9174303947

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


OLDHAM

SD90SW NEWPORT STREET
780-1/3/58 (South West side)
Thorneycroft

II

House, now in use as school. c1877.
Coursed and squared rusticated rubble with graded slate roof
with cresting. Gothic style.
2 storeys with attic, and square in plan, though
asymmetrically detailed. Entrance front has central entrance
in gabled porch, with stilted arches to porch and inner
doorway which is banded brick and stone. Foliate hoodmould and
capitals to arches.
This central bay is expressed with steep hipped roof with
wrought-iron brattishing. Stair windows alongside, moulded
arched lights and quatrefoils over upper windows. 2-light
window over doorway and in right-hand bay.
Projecting octagonal scullery or wash-house to right, with
pyramidal roof. Left-hand return elevation a 3-window range
with central expressed gabled bay and 2-pane sash windows.
Garden front has canted bay window with marble shafts and
ornamental parapet in the right-hand bay, 3-light mullioned
and transomed window above, with blind segmental arches over
beneath steep coped gable with trefoiled panel and finial.
4-light mullioned and transomed window to left with 3-light
window with blind arched heads above, in advanced gable
carried on corbels. Narrower windows to service bay beyond,
with lower roof.
INTERIOR has retained many of its original features, including
the tiled floors of the entrance porch, plaster ceilings and
friezes, and most of the interior carpentry. Central stair
hall with ornate gothic-style stair, and massively detailed
marble fireplace. Flat stained-glass lantern light to roof of
hall, and coffered painted ceiling over stairs. Stained glass
window lighting stairs.


Listing NGR: SD9174303947

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