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Hindley Library and Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Hindley, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5353 / 53°32'7"N

Longitude: -2.5787 / 2°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 361740

OS Northings: 404447

OS Grid: SD617044

Mapcode National: GBR BWFK.JF

Mapcode Global: WH97Z.CD8M

Entry Name: Hindley Library and Museum

Listing Date: 10 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402915

Location: Wigan, WN2

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Hindley

Built-Up Area: Hindley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Hindley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

HINDLEY MARKET STREET
SD 60 SW
(north-west side)
10/84 Hindley Library
- and Museum
- II
Library and Museum. 1886. By Thomas Worthington. Brick with
stone dressings and slate roofs. 2 storeys,with basement, 6
bays, the 1st, entrance bay projects under pyramidal roof.
Sill courses and string courses, top cornice and parapet.
2nd to 6th bays have flanking half-octagonal shafts capped
by finials. 3rd, 4th and 5th bays have stone 2-storey bay
windows with recessed curved angles; 1:2:1-light double-
chamfered-mullioned windows with 2 transoms. 2nd and 6th
bays have narrow windows with transoms to ground floor. All
windows have leaded glazing with rectangular quarries. 1st
bay has round-headed entrance with 2-bay porch; round arches
on round piers, paired to centre; angle octagonal turrets
and arcaded balustrade over frieze inscribed: "THE LEYLAND
FREE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 1886", 2 heraldic beasts to turrets
suppport armorial bearings. To 1st floor 2 narrow windows
each with round tympanum and hood mould. Roof has lantern
stage of 5 lights to each side. Stone-coped brick basement
area wall with iron rail. Left return is similar, of 2 bays,
the 1st projects under coped gable and has 2-storey canted
bay window; the 2nd has small window and plaque to ground
floor, paired 2-light windows with 2 mullions and round
tympana, with bosses and hood moulds to 1st floor. Interior
has 1st floor room with arch-braced canted roof, the central
section with moulded beams. To one end a large book case
with decorative panels, broken segmental pediment and
armorial bearing (Leyland), frieze inscribed "LEYLAND
COLLECTION". Adjoining room has moulded beams and fireplace.


Listing NGR: SD6174004447

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