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Thorn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stalybridge, Tameside

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Latitude: 53.4844 / 53°29'3"N

Longitude: -2.0577 / 2°3'27"W

OS Eastings: 396265

OS Northings: 398636

OS Grid: SJ962986

Mapcode National: GBR GX24.9N

Mapcode Global: WHB9K.CPC4

Entry Name: Thorn House

Listing Date: 5 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358713

Location: Tameside, SK15

County: Tameside

Electoral Ward/Division: Stalybridge North

Built-Up Area: Stalybridge

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Stalybridge St George

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


1033-/4/10011 Thorn House
Electricity generating company offices and generating station. 1903-4,with C20 alterations.
Constructed by W.H. George. Red brick with ashlar sandstone dressings, Welsh slated roof
coverings, and with roof glazing and a full-length ridge louvre to the generating station. 'V'plan
complex comprising a linear office range to the street frontage,and a 'T' plan generating station to
the rear, attached at the north-west corner of the main range. Free baroque style. Street frontage
range: imposing symmetrical elevation, 1:4:1:4:1 bays, rising from a shallow plinth, 2 storeys and
attics,with advanced pedimented bays to ends. Central entrance bay with open pediment, flanked
by giant pilasters which support a segmental pediment at eaves level. Shallow parapet above
projecting eaves and modillion cornice. Flanking the doorway are 6 over 6 pane sashes below
wedge lintols with attenuated keyblocks. Attic dormers with segmental roofs with undivided
2-pane casements. Advanced gables with coupled ground floor sashes with Gibbsian surrounds, and
semi-circular headed windows to first floor, with flanking Ionic columns supporting open
pediments. Generating station to rear,5 bays,with lunette windows at heads of arches of blind
ground floor arcade of small pilasters. Coped gable with segmentally-headed ashlar panel to centre.
Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ9626598636

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