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Latitude: 53.5578 / 53°33'27"N
Longitude: -2.629 / 2°37'44"W
OS Eastings: 358427
OS Northings: 406977
OS Grid: SD584069
Mapcode National: GBR BW29.MC
Mapcode Global: WH97R.LT9X
Plus Code: 9C5VH95C+49
Entry Name: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, with attached kitchen to rear
Listing Date: 24 August 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384571
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485006
Location: Wigan Central, Wigan, WN1
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 Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
Tagged with: Architectural structure
This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 29 September 2021 to amend the description and to reformat the text to current standards
WIGAN LANE (west side)
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, with attached kitchen to rear
Main entrance block of hospital, architect Thomas Worthington. Dated 1873 on porch; altered and extended. Red brick in Flemish bond with some blue brick, sandstone dressings, slate mansard roofs. T-plan formed by main range facing east with rear wing (housing kitchen). Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: two storeys plus tower, three wide bays, symmetrical: recessed centre with central tower flanked by square wings with gabled centres breaking forwards. Chamfered plinth, chamfered sillbands and four blue brick bands to both floors, and machicolated eaves cornice. The centre has a rectangular porch with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet and two-centred arched doorway with chunky semi-columns which have stiff-leafcaps, an extrados inscribed "OPENED BY THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE & PRINCESS OF WALES JUNE 4, 1873", a hood-mould and a steep gable rising through the parapet with a carved shield in the apex. Above the porch is a two-centred arch with polychrome head containing a window of two arched lights; above this a square tower with a lancet window, machicolation, a clockface under a gablet, and a saddleback roof. The wings each have a rectangular bay window at ground floor and a tall two-centred arched window above, both with three-light sashes. Kitchen wing to rear.
INTERIOR: entrance hall lined with marble tablets listing subscribers.
Listing NGR: SD5842706977
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