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Whitesmiths Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5495 / 53°32'58"N

Longitude: -2.6293 / 2°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 358398

OS Northings: 406058

OS Grid: SD583060

Mapcode National: GBR BW2D.KB

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.L14Q

Plus Code: 9C5VG9XC+R7

Entry Name: Whitesmiths Arms Public House

Listing Date: 11 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384515

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484949

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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24-1/6/66 (West side)
11/07/83 Nos.86 AND 88
Whitesmith's Arms Public House


House, now public house. Probably late C17, enlarged and
greatly altered. Handmade brick, the front and left return
faced with scored stucco; slate roof and brick chimneys. Now
double-depth with back extensions.
EXTERIOR: 2-and-a-half storeys, with 4 1st-floor windows and 3
gables; moulded bands over ground and 1st floors (probably
covering original brick banding), that over the ground floor
now carrying a C20 full-width fascia. At ground floor the left
half has a doorway to the left and 2 cross-windows and the
right-hand half has a doorway between 2 similar cross-windows,
all these windows with C20 leaded glazing. The 1st floor has 3
similar windows; and the attic gables have 4-pane sashes. All
the windows have moulded sills and surrounds. Ridge chimney in
centre, gable chimney to right. The right-hand return wall has
a small blocked segmental-headed window close to the front
corner, and three 2-light casements: one at attic level near
the front, another at 1st floor level towards the rear, with a
brick label over it, and the 3rd in the back extension.
INTERIOR: c1700 doglegged staircase from ground floor to
attic, with closed string, square newels, turned balusters and
broad moulded handrail. Lobby to foot of staircase formed by
wattle-and-daub partition. Art Nouveau style bar with mosaic
decoration, formerly located in Glasgow. In attic, an
upper-cruck roof truss approximately 2m from west gable, with
small dorsals carrying the lower of 2 pairs of original
purlins; at ground floor, boxing to beams which may conceal

Listing NGR: SD5839806058

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