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Gerard Winstanley House (Former Magistrates Court and Police Station)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5458 / 53°32'44"N

Longitude: -2.6342 / 2°38'3"W

OS Eastings: 358074

OS Northings: 405649

OS Grid: SD580056

Mapcode National: GBR BW1F.HN

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.H4VK

Plus Code: 9C5VG9W8+88

Entry Name: Gerard Winstanley House (Former Magistrates Court and Police Station)

Listing Date: 8 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484896

Location: Wigan Central, Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wigan

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Wigan All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/7/9 (North side)
Gerard Winstanley House (former
Magistrates Court and Police


Magistrates court and police station, now various offices.
1887-8, by Henry Littler (dated on foundation stone at east
corner); altered. Red brick in Flemish bond, with sandstone
dressings and slate roof. Long range parallel to street with
curved return at east end. Elizabethan style.
2 and a half storeys, 12:1 bays, stepped up slightly between
the 6th and 7th bays, with chamfered plinth, moulded
sillbands, attic gables with kneelers and finials, and a
circular turret set back at the east end. The ground floor has
Tudor arched doorways to the 3rd, 6th, 8th and 11th bays, all
with hollow spandrels and mullioned overlights, and large
mullion-and-transom 6-light windows. Both upper floors have
similar windows, the attic storey less regular with large
gables to the 2nd, 7th and 10th bays containing 6-light
windows and smaller gables to the 4th, 5th, 9th and 13th bays
containing cross-windows. 6 tall multiple-flue corniced
chimney stacks. The east return is an irregular 3-window range
with an elliptical wagon archway through the ground floor, and
at its left corner a circular turret with steep swept conical
INTERIOR not inspected.
Forms group with County Court building continued to left in
matching style (qv).

Listing NGR: SD5807405649

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