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The Nunnery

A Grade II Listed Building in Orrell, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5397 / 53°32'22"N

Longitude: -2.6996 / 2°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 353732

OS Northings: 405011

OS Grid: SD537050

Mapcode National: GBR 9WLH.BV

Mapcode Global: WH86S.H9P7

Entry Name: The Nunnery

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403038

Location: Wigan, WN5

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Orrell

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Pemberton St John

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

ORRELL ORRELL ROAD
SD 50 SW
(north side)
4/101 Nos. 166 and 168
30.3.66 (The Nunnery)
G.V. II
2 houses. Early C19. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings,
felted roof, possibly stone slate. 2 storeys with attic, 5
bays. Base, quoins, cornice and coped gables, that to left
with ball finials. Windows have plain surrounds and are
sashed with glazing bars; but 2nd bay of ground floor has
paired windows with single-bar sashes. 3 gabled roof
dormers with small-paned round-headed lights and side
lights. Round-headed recess to right of 1st floor window to
3rd bay. Round-headed entrance to 4th bay has fanlight with
glazing bars and paired half-glazed doors. 5 cross-axial
stacks. Hexagonal cupola on Tuscan columns to right-hand
end. Left return has round-headed entrance and stair
window. Right return has blocked large elliptical-headed
entrance; sashed window and windows with horizontally-
sliding sashes to 1st floor. Top clock face with flanking
lozenge vents. Rear similar; dormers with horizontaly
sliding sashes. Believed to be school run by nuns from The
Mount (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SD5373205011

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