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Former Westwood Estate Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5439 / 53°32'38"N

Longitude: -2.6292 / 2°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 358399

OS Northings: 405437

OS Grid: SD583054

Mapcode National: GBR BW2G.KB

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.L55Z

Entry Name: Former Westwood Estate Office

Listing Date: 28 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484943

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

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/11/2017


SD 5805 SW, 24-1/8/58

WIGAN,
RODNEY STREET (South side), No. 5,
Former Westwood Estate Office

(Formerly listed as: Westwood Estate Office)

28/10/97

GV

II

Estate office when surveyed; Probably late C18 or early C19, remodelled in
1896 (dated over doorway). Red brick with freestone and
terracotta dressings; sides and rear of coursed squared
sandstone; slate roof. Double-depth double-fronted plan with
back extension. Domestic style with Baroque features.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 3 bays, symmetrical; with plain
pilasters to both floors, string course over ground floor,
moulded cornice and balustraded parapet over 2nd floor,
steeply-pitched semi-conical roofs over the outer bays with
finials. The centre has an elliptical-arched doorway with
moulded and banded head, frieze lettered "WESTWOOD / ESTATE
OFFICE", and heavy panelled divided doors, framed by an
elaborate renaissance-style architrave with 2 free-standing
columns, moulded cornice and upstand with swan-neck supporters
and lettered plaque including shield and monogram flanked by
date "18" "96"; and at 1st floor a sashed window framed by
simple pilasters. The outer bays have 2-storey canted bay
windows with sashed glazing, those at ground floor with
enrichment similar to that of the doorway. Side-wall chimneys.
The estate office was unoccupied at the time of the survey
(August 1992).
INTERIOR not inspected.
Included for group value with former Town Hall (King Street,
qv).

Listing NGR: SD5839905437

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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