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Latitude: 53.6169 / 53°37'0"N
Longitude: -2.1563 / 2°9'22"W
OS Eastings: 389760
OS Northings: 413384
OS Grid: SD897133
Mapcode National: GBR FVCM.Z5
Mapcode Global: WHB8X.VCD1
Plus Code: 9C5VJR8V+QF
Entry Name: Wellington Hotel
Listing Date: 12 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1367054
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358874
Location: Rochdale, OL16
Electoral Ward/Division: Milkstone and Deeplish
Built-Up Area: Rochdale
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Rochdale St Chad, St Mary and St Edmund
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
This List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 13/11/2019
SD 8913 SE
DRAKE STREET (north-east side),
No 1 Wellington Hotel
(Formerly listed as No 1, DRAKE STREET, previously listed as Dukes Restaurant and Nightclub, DRAKE STREET)
SUMMARY: former town house, now (2019) hotel and pub. Built between 1764 and 1795 as a town house for Thomas Smith
HISTORY: it was built between about 1764, when the vicar gained powers to grant building leases, and 1795, as a town house for Thomas Smith (1743-1806), a wealthy woollen merchant who built fulling mills behind it. It was later a school, then from 1818 the Wellington Hotel. Between 1825 and 1839 the police commissioners met here. In 1844, the building was still owned by the Smith family and the hotel was run by Elizabeth Richardson.
DETAILS: brick, appearing to be of various dates, the front appearing to have been re-faced, stone dressings and slate roof. Five bays, double-pile with three storeys and an additional wider bay to the right with a former bar entrance. Stone plinth, continuous ground and first-floor cornices and a modillion eaves cornice; steeply pitched roof. Pedimented Ionic doorcase as well as the entrance in bay six which has four Ionic pilasters and entablature. Window openings with moulded architraves, the ground floor having pulvinated friezes the first and second having sill blocks. Ground and first floors have Victorian sashes, otherwise glazing is C20. The original glazing pattern and some original brickwork is seen in the gable.
Listing NGR: SD8976013384
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