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48, Millgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5455 / 53°32'43"N

Longitude: -2.6294 / 2°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 358392

OS Northings: 405614

OS Grid: SD583056

Mapcode National: GBR BW2F.JR

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.L44S

Plus Code: 9C5VG9WC+66

Entry Name: 48, Millgate

Listing Date: 12 November 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484933

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 St George

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/7/49 (East side)
12/11/75 No.48


Town house, now shop. Late C17 with mid C18 refronting and
remodelling, subsequently further altered and probably
reduced. Probably for Alexander Radcliffe. Handmade red brick
in Flemish bond with sandstone plinth and dressings, slate
roof with cut-down C20 brick chimneys. Double-depth
double-fronted plan. Georgian.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar (but probably originally 3
storeys), 5 windows, symmetrical; with a chamfered plinth,
rusticated quoins and C19 gutter on brackets. Central doorway
with good pedimented doorcase of engaged Ionic columns with
dentilled cornice and modillioned pediment; sashed windows
without glazing bars at ground floor, unhorned 12-pane sashes
at 1st floor, all with raised sills and wedge lintels which
have raised keystones and voussoirs. East gable wall with
remains of brick drip moulds and bands.
INTERIOR: good C18 staircase, half-turn with landing, with cut
string, scrolled brackets, 3 slim turned balusters per tread,
and ramped moulded handrail; at 1st floor, fielded panel
doorcases, and similarly panelled reveals to windows of
right-hand front room (with window seats); in rear right-hand
room a beam with quarter-round moulding (unstopped) and a
fireplace with shouldered surround.
HISTORY: probably the house built for Alexander Radcliffe,
Mayor of Wigan in 1771, 1776 and 1779, shown in a watercolour
painting by Thomas Whitehouse, 1826, now displayed in Wigan
Local History Library.

Listing NGR: SD5839205614

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