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Miller Arcade

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7587 / 53°45'31"N

Longitude: -2.6981 / 2°41'53"W

OS Eastings: 354073

OS Northings: 429372

OS Grid: SD540293

Mapcode National: GBR TB4.81

Mapcode Global: WH85M.JSFD

Entry Name: Miller Arcade

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391962

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

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


PRESTON

SD5429SW CHURCH STREET
941-1/12/84 (North side)
27/09/79 Miller Arcade [shop Nos.1 to 24
(consec)]

GV II

Shopping arcade with offices over. Dated 1899 over south
entry. Altered and restored. Large rectangular block on island
site, containing cruciform arcades. Red brick with elaborate
buff terracotta dressings, composition tile roofs with glazed
vaulting to the arcades. Eclectic style with some Moorish
elements. Three storeys over cellars, plus attic storey to
south front and turrets over north and south entries; with
cornices to the ground and 2nd floors, and brick parapets. The
ground floor is a continuous arcade of alternately wide and
narrow openings with rounded corners, broken in the centre of
each side by 2-storey shouldered entries which have convex
corners, those to the north and south breaking forwards
slightly and rising to turrets, and with deeply recessed
doorways which have windows over, and those to east and west
wider and with a massive moulded corbel to a 2nd-floor oriel.
The south front has (inter alia) canted 2-storey oriels with
elaborate moulded terracotta dressings and panels, and
aracades of round-headed windows to the attic; the other
facades have coupled windows with similarly decorated 2-storey
surrounds, and the north portion of the east side has an
enriched doorway under a lintel with raised lettering "TURKISH
BATHS"; and the rounded corners have curved 2-light windows,
with corbelled balconies to 1st floor.
INTERIOR: arcades have mostly original shop-fronts with
slender turned shafts and overlights with coloured glass;
elaborately decorated windows to upper floors, including
groups of 3 and 4 oval oculi over the entries, with canopies
over.


Listing NGR: SD5413229404

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