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Latitude: 53.5405 / 53°32'25"N
Longitude: -2.1123 / 2°6'44"W
OS Eastings: 392657
OS Northings: 404877
OS Grid: SD926048
Mapcode National: GBR FWPH.HK
Mapcode Global: WHB9B.J8CM
Entry Name: Prudential Assurance Buildings
Listing Date: 23 January 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282574
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388950
Location: Oldham, OL1
Electoral Ward/Division: Coldhurst
Built-Up Area: Oldham
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Oldham St Mary with St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD9204NE UNION STREET
780-1/6/85 (North side)
23/01/73 Prudential Assurance Buildings
Office building. 1889. By Alfred Waterhouse. Brick with
terracotta dressings, and red plain tiled roof.
3 storeys raised over basement with attic. 3-window range with
recessed polygonal towers over entrances to each side.
Polished granite plinth and piers to round-arched entrance in
shallow projecting gabled porch.
3 wide round-arched windows to ground floor, each of 3 lights
with small upper panes. Raised lettering "Prudential Assurance
Buildings" over ground floor windows.
3-light mullioned and transomed windows above, with decorative
terracotta panelled architraves and cartouches over each
window. Second floor windows similar. Lozenge frieze below
modillion eaves cornice. New dormer windows in roof, and gable
end stacks. 2-light transomed windows in 3 faces of angle
towers, with decorative terracotta dressings. Attic storey
above cornice, and interlace decoration to frieze over attic
West return of white glazed brick, with long 2-storeyed wing
with 5 wide segmentally-arched windows and smaller windows to
service range beyond. East return brick and terracotta, with
canted angle to rear gable. Rear range parallel to street
links the two wings.
INTERIOR of main hall has ornate plaster panelled ceiling and
Listing NGR: SD9265704877
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