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1 Lune Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.758 / 53°45'28"N

Longitude: -2.7029 / 2°42'10"W

OS Eastings: 353753

OS Northings: 429295

OS Grid: SD537292

Mapcode National: GBR T9D.91

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GS4Y

Plus Code: 9C5VQ75W+5R

Entry Name: 1 Lune Street

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392082

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/04/2014


LUNE STREET (West side)

(Formerly listed as Shelley Assurance Building)


Former Friendly Society office. Late C19 rebuilding for society established 1831; slightly altered late C20. Polished dark brown granite at ground floor, red brick with sandstone dressings above; slate roof. Shallow rectangular plan on corner site, with chamfered corner. Baroque style. Three storeys plus corner turret, with a 3-window facade to Lune Street and 1-window facade to Fishergate; with stone bands, frieze, modillioned cornice and panelled and balustraded parapet. The ground floor, of channelled rusticated polished granite, has wide segmental-arched windows with triple keystones, that in the centre wider (and the sills recently lowered, but this alteration not now detectable), and in the chamfered corner a doorway with moulded architrave including triple keystone, under a prominent open segmental pediment. The 1st floor has a tripartite window in the centre with architrave including a triple keystone and open segmental pediment, and a single-light windows on each side with similar architrave (except the pediment); the 2nd floor has single-light windows with simpler architraves; and the Fishergate facade windows like those of the centre. The canted corner has an elaborately enriched corbel carrying a tall 5-sided oriel with narrow windows at 2nd floor, finished above the cornice as an octagonal turret with small round-headed keyed windows, a prominent bracketed cornice, and a domed copper cap with finial. Good original INTERIOR.

Listing NGR: SD5375429292

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

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