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Bridge Warehouse at East End of Leeds-Liverpool Canal Basin

A Grade II Listed Building in Douglas, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5423 / 53°32'32"N

Longitude: -2.6386 / 2°38'18"W

OS Eastings: 357778

OS Northings: 405265

OS Grid: SD577052

Mapcode National: GBR BW0G.KX

Mapcode Global: WH97Y.F7R6

Entry Name: Bridge Warehouse at East End of Leeds-Liverpool Canal Basin

Listing Date: 25 July 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384555

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484990

Location: Wigan, WN3

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Douglas

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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Listing Text


WIGAN

SD50NE WALLGATE
24-1/2/105 Bridge Warehouse at east end of
25/07/78 Leeds-Liverpool Canal Basin

II

Canal warehouse, now offices. 1777, for the Leeds-Liverpool
Canal Company; rebuilt 1984 by MS Churchward for AL Gibson.
Coursed squared sandstone with punch-dressed quoining, slate
roof. Rectangular double-pile plan on east-west axis, bridging
the canal.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys over shipping-hole basement, with a
twin-gabled front facing along the canal, 2:2 windows. The
shipping holes have coupled semi-circular arches with plain
voussoirs. Above and flanking them are former loading slots of
3, 2, 2 and 3 stages with punch-dressed quoins and lintels,
the openings at basement level of the outer bays now doorways
and the others altered as windows; and in each gable is a
small lunette. Coped gables; downspout from central valley.
The left (north) side has a central 2-stage loading slot
(altered as windows) flanked by one and 2 windows at basement
level and 2 pairs of windows above; the right-hand (south)
side has 2-stage loading slots (now windows) flanking
2 windows on each floor; the rear (overlooking a
semicircular-ended basin) has 2 windows at ground floor
aligned below the outermost of 4 windows at 1st floor, and
2 lunettes in the gables like those at the front.
INTERIOR remodelled.

Listing NGR: SD5777805265

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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