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2-20, Swinley Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5546 / 53°33'16"N

Longitude: -2.6288 / 2°37'43"W

OS Eastings: 358438

OS Northings: 406628

OS Grid: SD584066

Mapcode National: GBR BW2B.NH

Mapcode Global: WH97R.LXDB

Plus Code: 9C5VH93C+VF

Entry Name: 2-20, Swinley Road

Listing Date: 25 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384533

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484968

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 Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/2/84 (North side)
25/09/95 Nos.2-20 (Even)


Terrace of 10 town houses, now subdivided. 1875, by J Ford
Mackenzie of Wigan, for the Wigan Land and Building Company;
altered. Red brick, in header bond at ground floor and English
garden wall bond above, with some facing of sandstone rubble
and scored stucco; slate roofs on 2 levels, hipped over the
centre and ends. Double-depth plan, each house single-fronted,
with back extensions (coupled at the centre and ends).
Eclectic style, with Gothic and Italianate features.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over basements, 2:3:3:2:2:3:3:2 windows;
symmetrical composition, Nos 8 and 10 in the centre, and Nos 2
and 20 at the ends breaking forwards and taller than the
intermediate ranges. All have scored stucco basements with
segmental-headed windows (glazing altered); the centre and
ends have sandstone rubble facing to the ground floor, Lombard
friezes to bracketed eaves; the intermediate ranges have
continuous slated pentice roofing over the ground floor, and
brick corbel tables to the eaves broken by a sawtooth course;
the whole range has an impost band at 1st floor and a sillband
on dogtoothing at 2nd floor. High flights of steps,
quarter-turned except at the ends, lead to tall
segmental-headed doorways, those in the centre and ends with
heavy corbelled cornices, and all with doors which have
colonnetted 2-light glazing, and overlights. At ground floor
all have bay windows, those in the centre and ends rectangular
with pilasters and prominent cornices, and the others canted.
At 1st floor each has a tall tripartite widow and a
single-light window, with segmental-headed lights and
polychrome extrados and linked archbands of moulded brick; at
2nd floor the centre and ends have one-and 2-light windows
with enriched sunk panels between, the others have 2 one-light
windows. Most windows sashed without glazing bars. Chimneys on
front slope.
Rear: 2-storey back extensions, those to the centre and ends
with monopitched roofs; windows with altered glazing.
Good example of later Victorian town housing. Forms group with
Nos 5-15 opposite (qv) and with Church of St Michael to west
INTERIOR not inspected. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SD5843806628

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