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Latitude: 53.5457 / 53°32'44"N
Longitude: -2.6322 / 2°37'55"W
OS Eastings: 358206
OS Northings: 405639
OS Grid: SD582056
Mapcode National: GBR BW1F.YP
Mapcode Global: WH97Y.J4SM
Entry Name: 12-20, Wallgate
Listing Date: 25 September 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384543
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484978
Location: Wigan, WN1
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
24-1/7/93 (West side)
25/09/90 Nos.12-20 (Even)
Row of 5 shops with offices over. 1880, with later
alterations; the shop front of No.20, 1930, by E Pollard & Co
of London. Brick with limestone dressings. Free Italianate
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, a regular 5-window range; with rusticated
quoins, moulded eaves cornice with console brackets. The
ground floor has altered shop fronts (some of the fascias
believed to conceal original moulded cornices, consoles and
cast-iron barley-sugar columns); except No.20, replaced in Art
Deco style: polished granite frame and fascia (formerly
bearing the business name "ASHTON'S" in squared metal
lettering but recently replaced with "NEWSAGENTS" in similar
lettering), recessed window and deeply-inset glazed door to
right all under frosted glass frieze with etched geometric
motifs and street number in octagonal surround
(a rare survival). Both upper floors have paired windows,
alternately segmental-headed and round-headed with shafts
which have bell bases and foliated capitals, linked by impost
bands and deep sillbands.
Rear: regular 11-window range, mostly unhorned sashes without
glazing bars; 3 chimney stacks on rear slope of roof.
INTERIOR: contains cast-iron partition walls between
ground-floor shop units.
Forms group with Nos 6-10 (Moot Hall Chambers (qv)) adjoining
to the right, and No.22 to left (qv), in a block which makes
an important contribution to the centre of Wigan.
Listing NGR: SD5820605639
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