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34, Darwen Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.7465 / 53°44'47"N

Longitude: -2.4828 / 2°28'58"W

OS Eastings: 368256

OS Northings: 427897

OS Grid: SD682278

Mapcode National: GBR CT33.8Q

Mapcode Global: WH971.T3W6

Plus Code: 9C5VPGW8+HV

Entry Name: 34, Darwen Street

Listing Date: 26 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418830

Location: Blackburn Central, Blackburn with Darwen, BB2

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Electoral Ward/Division: Shear Brow

Built-Up Area: Blackburn

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Paul Blackburn

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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SD 6827
No 34

Office building, formerly the offices of the Blackburn Philanthropic Mutual Assurance Society, but possibly built as a public house (The Wheatsheef Inn) unoccupied at the time of inspection. c1850, with C20 alterations. Red brick, laid to Flemish bond with ashlar sandstone dressings, slender ridge and side wall chimneys,most with moulded stone caps, and a Welsh slated roof. Principal frontage to Darwen Street, with central doorway within stone doorcase, and semi-circular overlight with moulded stone head. Door concealed by protective cover. Flanking the doorway are wide 2-light windows, comprised of coupled sash windows with margin glazing, each with a semi-circular, brick-arched headspringing springing from a central slender shaft. The coupled lights are set within wider semi-circular arched openings in a neo-Romanesque style, beneath a hoodmould with corbel stops. Within the arch infill, a patera is set above the shaft head. Moulded string course above windows, and 3, 2-light first floor windows. The central upper window has set below it, thus truncating its height, a rectangular plaque with the inscription 'Blackburn Philanthropic Mutual Assurance Society'. Side elevation to St Peter's Street, with single light openings to the 2 eastern bays, a 2-light opening, and, at ground floor level, a wider arched opening, without an dividing pillar. Lower single bay section to west with semi-circular headed doorway and altered shop window. Interior not inspected. A little altered example of late C19 commercial architecture which demonstrates the architectural eclecticism of the period.

Listing NGR: SD6825627897

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