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Chatham House

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.507 / 53°30'25"N

Longitude: -2.5181 / 2°31'5"W

OS Eastings: 365733

OS Northings: 401266

OS Grid: SD657012

Mapcode National: GBR BWVW.MK

Mapcode Global: WH986.934T

Plus Code: 9C5VGF4J+QQ

Entry Name: Chatham House

Listing Date: 21 August 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213537

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Atherleigh

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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ATHERTON, Chatham Street,
SD 60 SE,

Chatham House


Residential institution attached to Atherleigh Hospital. C1905 by J C Prestwich
of Leigh. Red brick in stretcher bond with Sandstone dressings: partly rough cast.
Welsh slate hipped roof with red ridge tiles; deeply overhanging eaves. Long range
parallel to Chatham Street with central wing to front (containing offices flanked
by stairs) and rear (containing services, with separate shallow service stair turret).
Two storeys. Symmetrical front: roughcast, leaving central wing and stack, and ground
floor to window lintel level all exposed. Wing, gabled with stone coping and parapet,
the cornice band forming lintel to two 1st-floor windows with pronounced keystones;
ground floor with 5-light window with stone surround, mullions and transom. To
either side of wing, half-glazed doors (with flat-roofed open porches of C1960)
connected by six single-light windows (in continuous stone surround) to canted 1:3:1
bay windows under tall roughcast parapets, the windows with stone surrounds and
transom. First floor with distinctive tripartite windows that break through eaves
to form half-dormers under segmented head, the side lights brought down to the level
of the canted bay parapets. Tall 2-light windows above doorways. All upper windows
with small panes and wooden transoms. Simple external end stack to right; gabled,
partly external stack to left return (containing flues to original central heating
system) treated as an architectural feature facing towards the main road (Leigh
Road). Rear: four 2-light windows rear floor break through eaves line; casements
throughout. Rendered except for rear wall and stack of service wing. INTERIOR:
plain with some later internal partitions to 1st floor.
An imaginative design with careful use of material (including roughcast) by an important
local architect.

Listing NGR: SD6573301266

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