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5-8, Winckley Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7575 / 53°45'26"N

Longitude: -2.7019 / 2°42'6"W

OS Eastings: 353819

OS Northings: 429241

OS Grid: SD538292

Mapcode National: GBR T9K.B0

Mapcode Global: WH85M.GTLB

Entry Name: 5-8, Winckley Street

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Last Amended: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392203

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 STREET
941-1/11/306 (East side)
27/09/79 Nos.5-8 (Consecutive)
(Formerly Listed as:
WINCKLEY STREET
No.7)

GV II

Row of 4 town houses, now offices. c.1800, altered. Red brick
in 4+1 English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings and
slate roof. Rectangular double-depth plan, each house
single-fronted. Three storeys over cellars, with 7 windows at
1st floor (2, 1, 1 and 3). Each house has the doorway to the
left, all square-headed with moulded architraves, set-in
steps, and recessed panelled doors, No.5 with an overlight
immediately above the door, but those to Nos.6, 7 and 8 taller
with lintels between the doors and the overlights; and
immediately left of that to No.8 is a lobby doorway with plain
surround. Each has a cellar window with wedge lintel (those to
Nos.5 and 8 now blocked); at ground floor Nos.5, 6, and 7 have
large square windows, with raised sills, rectangular lintels
and altered glazing, and No.8 has 2 tall top-hung casements
with glazing bars; at 1st and 2nd floors all have sashed
windows with raised sills and wedge lintels, but the glazing
differs (4 and 6 panes at No.5; 4 and 12 at No.6; 16 and 12 at
No.7; 12 and 9 at No.8). Ridge chimneys. Above the door of
No.7 is a stone plaque inscribed "Francis Joseph Thompson/ Was
Born in this House/ Dec.18. 1859"; and to the right a larger
bronze plaque with a bust and an inscription identifying him
as the poet, giving the date as Dec.16, and ending with the
lines "Ever and anon a trumpet sounds/ From the hid
battlements of Eternity" (from "The Hound of Heaven").
INTERIOR: 2-room cellars (No.7 with fireplace in front and
stone table in rear); stick-baluster staircases;
batten-and-board doors, built-in cupboards, and reed ceilings
at top floor of No.7.


Listing NGR: SD5381829249

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

Description


PRESTON

SD5329SE WINCKLEY STREET
941-1/11/306 (East side)
27/09/79 Nos.5-8 (Consecutive)
(Formerly Listed as:
WINCKLEY STREET
No.7)

GV II

Row of 4 town houses, now offices. c.1800, altered. Red brick
in 4+1 English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings and
slate roof. Rectangular double-depth plan, each house
single-fronted. Three storeys over cellars, with 7 windows at
1st floor (2, 1, 1 and 3). Each house has the doorway to the
left, all square-headed with moulded architraves, set-in
steps, and recessed panelled doors, No.5 with an overlight
immediately above the door, but those to Nos.6, 7 and 8 taller
with lintels between the doors and the overlights; and
immediately left of that to No.8 is a lobby doorway with plain
surround. Each has a cellar window with wedge lintel (those to
Nos.5 and 8 now blocked); at ground floor Nos.5, 6, and 7 have
large square windows, with raised sills, rectangular lintels
and altered glazing, and No.8 has 2 tall top-hung casements
with glazing bars; at 1st and 2nd floors all have sashed
windows with raised sills and wedge lintels, but the glazing
differs (4 and 6 panes at No.5; 4 and 12 at No.6; 16 and 12 at
No.7; 12 and 9 at No.8). Ridge chimneys. Above the door of
No.7 is a stone plaque inscribed "Francis Joseph Thompson/ Was
Born in this House/ Dec.18. 1859"; and to the right a larger
bronze plaque with a bust and an inscription identifying him
as the poet, giving the date as Dec.16, and ending with the
lines "Ever and anon a trumpet sounds/ From the hid
battlements of Eternity" (from "The Hound of Heaven").
INTERIOR: 2-room cellars (No.7 with fireplace in front and
stone table in rear); stick-baluster staircases;
batten-and-board doors, built-in cupboards, and reed ceilings
at top floor of No.7.


Listing NGR: SD5381829249

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