Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1068153

Date first listed: 03-Jul-1986



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District: Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Saddleworth

National Grid Reference: SD 99010 04672


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SADDLEWORTH OLDHAM ROAD SD 90 SE (north side) Greenfield 5/220 Wharmton Tower - - II House. c.1861. By George Shaw for John Dicken Whitehead. Ashlar with slate roof. 8 bays with 2 and 3 storeys and conservatory to right. Gothic revival. Projecting plinth. Gables to bays 1, 2 and 3 and castellations to bays 6 to 9 create a distinctive skyline. 3-storey projecting porch to bay 6 with castellations, diagonal buttresses, pointed arch doorway and glazed inner door with carved decorative tracery. Square and canted bay windows to bays 2 and 9, bay 2 with shouldered mullion and transom windows, bay 9 with cusped mullion and transom windows. Other ground floor windows are 4 and 5-light shouldered head mullion windows, and 4-light cusped pointed arch windows. Bay 1 has a corbelled gabled first floor oriel window. Bays 2 and 3 and bays 8 and 9 project. First floor windows are of 1, 2 and 4 lights, some with pointed arches and 2 with tracery. The gables are coped. Gargoyles. Blind corbelled oriel to left gable. Ridge chimney stacks with cornices. Interior includes encaustic tiles and stained glass among other original features.

Listing NGR: SD9901004672


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Legacy System number: 212240

Legacy System: LBS

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