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Latitude: 53.5486 / 53°32'55"N
Longitude: -2.628 / 2°37'40"W
OS Eastings: 358484
OS Northings: 405959
OS Grid: SD584059
Mapcode National: GBR BW2D.TN
Mapcode Global: WH97Y.L2RD
Entry Name: Church of St George
Listing Date: 24 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384568
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485003
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 St George
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SD5805NW WATER STREET
24-1/7/118 Church of St George
Church. 1781, damaged by fire 1980, restored 1988. Red brick
in Flemish bond with sandstone dressings and rendered plinth,
slate roof. Rectangular plan with short rectangular apse.
EXTERIOR: gable to road. 2 storeys and 3 bays, symmetrical,
with a broad centre breaking forwards slightly and finished as
a shaped gable surmounted by a bellcote; with a scored stucco
plinth, sillbands to both floors, triglyph frieze and
modillioned cornice to the outer bays linked by a band across
the centre. The centre has a semi-elliptical headed blank arch
containing an open-pedimented Tuscan doorcase with engaged
columns framing a round-headed doorway with imposts and
keystone, renewed double doors and fanlight with radiating
metal tracery; a round-headed niche at 1st floor; a square
panel in the gable with the cross of St John; and a rebuilt
bellcote which has scrolled supporters and a small
round-headed opening with imposts and keystone. The flanking
bays each have one keyed round-headed window at 1st floor. The
4-bay side walls have similar round-headed windows on both
floors. The apse has a tall round-headed window with moulded
architrave and keystone.
INTERIOR: not inspected. The rector of Wigan reports that it
was entirely gutted by fire, none of the original remaining;
but that the new arrangements are "very interesting".
Listing NGR: SD5848405959
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