Whitakers Department Store

30 Jun 2001
Whitakers Department Store, 79-87 Deansgate, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1HE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

797-1/17/78 DEANSGATE 29-FEB-84 Bolton (South side) 79 AND 81 Whitakers Department Store (Formerly listed as: DEANSGATE Bolton 79-87 Whitakers Department Store)


Department store. Opened 7 November 1907. George Crowther, architect. Timber-framed using timber salvaged from buildings demolished on Bradshawgate, using white painted panels and plain tiled roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, loosely symmetrical about a diagonal axis from the corner entrance. Curved corner with circular 2 storey tower above the entrance; continuous bands of mullioned and transomed windows, and bell cast truncated conical roof overhanging on bracketed eaves. Ground floor renewed throughout.

2-storey bay to each side of this entrance feature, with 3-light mullioned window to first floor, then paired 3-storey gables, jettied out to second storey, and with coving to jettied apexes. Oriel window at first floor in left hand gable to Deansgate, the others long bands of mullioned lights. Continuous fenestration across both gables in the upper storey. Windows throughout have leaded glazing.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: SD7155609226


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1977 IOE Records taken by David H Swain; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr David H Swain. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Swain, David H

Rights Holder: Swain, David H


Tile, Timber, Victorian Timber Framed Building, Monument <By Form>, Department Store, Commercial, Shop