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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VG9XC+CQ

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485003

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 George

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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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.
Georgian style.
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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