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Tower Buildings and Station Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5442 / 53°32'38"N

Longitude: -2.6337 / 2°38'1"W

OS Eastings: 358107

OS Northings: 405466

OS Grid: SD581054

Mapcode National: GBR BW1G.M7

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.J53T

Plus Code: 9C5VG9V8+MG

Entry Name: Tower Buildings and Station Chambers

Listing Date: 8 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484988

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 James with St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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24-1/8/102 (West side)
Nos.62-78 (Even)
Tower Buildings and Station Chambers


Commercial building, shops with offices over (part now Masonic
Hall). 1898, by Bradshaw and Gass of Bolton; altered. Brick
faced with red terracotta tiles and dressings, 2-span slate
roof. Rectangular plan incorporating 7 units at right-angles
to street, plus wagon entry to left. Free Baroque style.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 8 bays; with plain pilasters
and very large double-voluted consoles to cornice over ground
floor, semi-octagonal shafts and tourelles framing each bay of
upper floors and finished with Indian-style open-work finial
hoods (perhaps ventilators). The 6th bay has a large doorway
with a very elaborate segmental-pedimented canopy on
exceptionally large foliated consoles, panelled double doors
and a plain semicircular fanlight; above this, a square
4-stage turret with paired superimposed pilasters, and a
dentilled cornice (former dome now missing). Otherwise, the
ground floor has an original double-fronted shop window to the
left of the doorway in this bay, and similar shop windows in
the 5th and 8th bays (other shop fronts altered). On the upper
floors the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th bays have shallow canted
oriels with elaborately foliated terracotta panels between
floors and Jacobean balustrades above; the 2nd, 5th and 7th
bays have bowed 3-light windows at 1st floor with similar
balustrades (mostly missing from the 2nd and 7th), and arcaded
3-light windows at 2nd floor with vase balustrades above. All
these windows have panelled pilasters and moulded wooden
transoms. Tall panelled and cornice chimneys.
Rear: staggered stair windows with stained glass; 3 bridges
linking 1st floor with parallel service range.
INTERIOR not inspected. Forms group with No.80 (The Swan and
Railway Public House, qv) adjoining to left.

Listing NGR: SD5810705466

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