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Hosiery House

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7599 / 53°45'35"N

Longitude: -2.7066 / 2°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 353510

OS Northings: 429519

OS Grid: SD535295

Mapcode National: GBR T8V.13

Mapcode Global: WH85M.DRCF

Entry Name: Hosiery House

Listing Date: 20 December 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392051

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: University

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


941-1/9/167 (East side)
Hosiery House


Probably a warehouse; now clothing wholesaler's premises.
Probably mid C19; altered. Coursed squared sandstone with
quoins, slate roof. Rectangular plan. Three storeys and attic,
a 9-window range; ground floor of west side and south end now
painted white up to 1st-floor sill level; windows have raised
sills and rectangular lintels, those at ground floor of west
side now blocked and doorway inserted at left end, those at
1st and 2nd floor with altered glazing (except that at
right-hand end of top floor, which is bricked); small chimney
at right-hand corner of roof. South end has blocked segmental
wagon archway (smaller doorway inserted under it), a
rectangular garage doorway to the right, a loading door at 2nd
floor above this and windows on 3 levels including 2 to attic.
Rear has similar fenestration including blocked windows at
ground floor, and 2 stair-windows.
INTERIOR: 3 rows of slender cast-iron columns with simple
cruciform pads, carrying timber beams; collar-truss roof with
cast-iron braces to the collars and king-posts with fishbone
struts; unusual large cast-iron braces under ends of principal
rafters (like ashlar-pieces). A sturdy utilitarian building of
stone in a town dominated by brick.

Listing NGR: SD5351029519

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

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