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St Wilfrids Presbytery (Part) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.757 / 53°45'25"N

Longitude: -2.7022 / 2°42'8"W

OS Eastings: 353796

OS Northings: 429186

OS Grid: SD537291

Mapcode National: GBR T9H.WN

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GTFP

Plus Code: 9C5VQ74X+Q4

Entry Name: St Wilfrids Presbytery (Part) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Last Amended: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219184

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392188

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

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


941-1/11/291 (North side)
27/09/79 Nos.2 AND 3
St Wilfrid's Presbytery (part) and
attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1, 2 AND 3
St Wilfred's Presbytery)


Pair of town houses, now integrated with No.1 as presbytery.
c.1840, built in gap between Nos.1 and 4; altered. Red brick
in Flemish bond, with sandstone dressings and slate roof.
Double-depth plan, each house single-fronted. Three storeys
over cellars, 3+3 bays, designed as a reflected pair; ashlar
basement treated as a plinth, 1st floor sill-band (continued
from No.1 to the left), plain frieze and moulded gutter
cornice. The doorways in the outer bays, both up 4 steps, have
moulded architraves, dentilled cornices on consoles, and
rectangular overlights; the windows (which are shorter at 1st
floor and both lower and shorter at 2nd floor than those of
No.1 to the left and No.4 to the right) have raised stone
sills and gauged brick heads, and are sashed with 12, 15, and
12 panes on successive floors, those at 1st floor furnished
with small segmental cast-iron balconies which have hooped
railings (matching those of No.1 to the left); No.2 has a C20
flat-roofed attic dormer. Each has 2 cellar windows (those at
No.2 protected by iron gratings and those at No.3 altered as
ventilation louvres), both with area railings of cast-iron
bars with fleur-de-lys heads, the returned ends attached to
the jambs of the doorways. Various additions to rear.
INTERIORS: both have extensive cellars, doglegged staircases
with stick balusters and wreathed mahogany handrails,
egg-and-dart cornices to the entrance halls and stairwells;
and fine moulded plaster cornices in the 1st-floor front rooms
with bobbin-and-reel, leaf-and-dart, and egg-and-dart
decoration in successive bands.

Listing NGR: SD5378629192

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

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