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Leigh Fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.4997 / 53°29'58"N

Longitude: -2.5198 / 2°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 365618

OS Northings: 400458

OS Grid: SD656004

Mapcode National: GBR BWVZ.85

Mapcode Global: WH986.89CD

Plus Code: 9C5VFFXJ+V3

Entry Name: Leigh Fire Station

Listing Date: 10 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253081

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213531

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh West

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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The following building shall be added:-
SD 60 SE
(south side)
2/68 Leigh Fire Station
Fire station incorporating house. 1907. By Hunter, Borough Engineer. Pressed
red brick with terracotta dressings, Welsh slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay house
on left of taller 2-storey, 5-bay engine house having 4-storey tower to rear.
Queen Anne Revival style. House: central 6-panel door and overlight under tiled
canopy on brackets which extends to right to cover a rectangular 2-light bay
window having ovolo moulded surrounds with keystones. Bay 1 has 2-storey bay
window in same style under dormer with hipped roof and finial. 1st floor window
on right is flush but has matching dormer roof: terracotta plaque above door.
Engine House: folding, part-glazed doors beneath segmental arches set on square
concrete piers; the arches have raised, facetted voussoirs and linked hoodmould;
narrow doorway to far left has decorative arch and cornice. 1st floor: moulded
sills, ovolo-moulded surrounds and raised keystones to 5-light windows; those of
bays 2 and 4 have stepped round-headed lights which rise above eaves beneath
shaped gables set on corbels and capped by pediments. To far left is a semi-
octagonal oriel window which rises as an embattled turret. Half-hipped roof with
louvered gablets and finials. Rear: tower has side windows and modillioned cornice
beneath parapet with rounded corner turrets; attached iron framework with 4 platforms
linked by ladders. Well preserved and stylish example of its type.

Listing NGR: SD6561800458

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