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The Pavilion

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5526 / 53°33'9"N

Longitude: -2.6368 / 2°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 357904

OS Northings: 406409

OS Grid: SD579064

Mapcode National: GBR BW0C.X6

Mapcode Global: WH97R.GYLW

Plus Code: 9C5VH937+27

Entry Name: The Pavilion

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484928

Location: Mesnes Park, 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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The Pavilion


Park pavilion, now cafe. Probably 1880; altered, refurbished 2010. Yellow brick, some red brick, red and yellow terracotta tiles, cast-iron porch, slate roofs. Octagonal plan plus polygonal wings to alternate sides (including open porch to south-east side). Eclectic style.

EXTERIOR: two storeys with tall one-storey wings, plus a very large lantern to the centre; yellow brick ground floor on red brick plinth, red brick first floor with string course, parapet with facing of terracotta floral tiles and stone coping; glazed lantern carried on cast-iron columns. The four-window cardinal sides have square-headed windows at ground floor (doorway in west and north sides) and round-headed windows arcaded at first floor. The south-east side has a tall five-sided open porch of twisted cast-iron columns with foliated open-work brackets forming decorative spandrels, protecting a square-headed doorway with a tympanum of terracotta tiles (doors altered); the other three sides have five-sided wings with round-headed windows. The lantern, carried on twisted cast-iron columns with crocket capitals, has six tall round-headed lights in each side, and a strongly-swept roof in two stages, with louvres between these and a weather vane finial.

INTERIOR: supporting cast-iron columns panelled at ground floor, exposed at first floor.

Forms group with Bandstand (qv) to west and with Powell monument (qv) to south east.

The lantern, internal columns and entrance canopy were manufactured by Walter MacFarlane and Co of the Saracen Foundry, Glasgow.

Listing NGR: SD5790406409

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