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Grimes Arcade Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5447 / 53°32'41"N

Longitude: -2.6315 / 2°37'53"W

OS Eastings: 358248

OS Northings: 405528

OS Grid: SD582055

Mapcode National: GBR BW2G.21

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.K53C

Entry Name: Grimes Arcade Building

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484910

Location: Wigan, WN1

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central

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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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD5805NW KING STREET
24-1/7/21 (North East side)
11/07/83 Nos.22 AND 24
Grimes Arcade Building

GV II

Commercial building incorporating short shopping arcade, with
offices over. 1870, by RT Johnson; slightly altered. Brick
with facade of sandstone ashlar and some polished granite,
hipped slate roof to the main block, cast-iron and glass roof
to the arcade. U-plan formed by front range parallel to street
bridging entry to arcade, with rear wings linked by arcade
roof. Free Venetian Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4 1st-floor windows; prominent cornices
over ground floor and 2nd floor with unusual nailhead
enrichment. The ground floor is an "arcade" of 5 very unequal
bays (including one to the left at this level only), composed
of 3-quarter columns of polished pink granite with
deeply-undercut sandstone stiff-leaf capitals (all different),
from which spring truncated arches all drawn to the same
radius and terminating in straight lintels of differing
length, both the arches and the lintels roll-moulded, with
carved foliated roundels in the spandrels; the centre bay,
which is widest, is the entry to the arcade, the intermediate
bays contain shop windows of unequal width, and the narrow
outer bays each contain a recessed doorway with a carved
monogrammed roundel in the tympanum. On the 4-bay upper floors
the 1st and 3rd bays are slightly raised, the windows of 1, 2,
1 and 1 lights, all sashed without glazing bars, all with
stiff-leaf colonnettes and enriched architraves, and those at
1st floor with emphatically cusped heads. The arcade extending
to the rear has a pitched glazed roof on arched decorated
metal trusses.
INTERIOR not inspected.


Listing NGR: SD5824805528

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