Nos. 223-245, GREEN LANE


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223-245, GREEN LANE


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Statutory Address:
223-245, GREEN LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Stockport (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/10/2012

SJ 8891/8991 14/86

HEATON NORRIS, GREEN LANE, Nos. 223-245 (odd)


Group of almshouses known originally as 'Ainsworth Homes'. 1907, architect not known. Pale-coloured brick in stretcher bond with terracotta detailing; Welsh slate gable-end roofs. Single-storey with attic. Six semi-detached cottages form a shallow crescent with perimeter walls enclosing gardens. The end cottages are treated with greater embellishment than the others and differ slightly in plan. The plan is ingenious and compact: small entrance hall, and stairs over scullery contained under lower roof-lines to side of each cottage; parlour and kitchen to rear; privy and coals occupy small rear wing. All the various parts expressed externally under different roof pitches.

Exterior: end pairs match each other with corner tower under leaded original cupola providing a terminal accent (and containing an additional box room). Otherwise they are treated similarly to the other pairs. Terracotta banding; 3-light window to each cottage with mullions, transom and flat window arch, all in terracotta; dormer under segmental gable; 2-light casement, some altered. Round-headed arched doorway with terracotta voussoirs and keystone. Side elevations attractively treated with different roof lines over the various parts - gabled over hall and stairs, lean-to over scullery, and lean-to facing in opposite direction over privy wing. Windows with terracotta surrounds. Rear with gabled dormer and 2-light casement; 4-pane horned sash window to ground floor, and doorway, both under depressed terracotta arches. These cottages are a very carefully designed set of almshouses, the detailing is of high quality, and the overall effect is an interesting example of Edwardian picturesque composition. The front gateway with shaped gable and segmental pediment containing the words 'AINSWORTH HOMES BUILT AD 1907', over segmental keyed arch, is attached to a low wall and is all included in this listing.

Listing NGR: SJ8827391055


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 03 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/02214/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Trillo. Source Historic England Archive
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