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Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, with attached kitchen to rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigan Central, Wigan

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485006

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 Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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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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