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12-20, Wallgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VG9W9+74

Entry Name: 12-20, Wallgate

Listing Date: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484978

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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24-1/7/93 (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
commercial style.
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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