W.H.SHAW LTD. DOBCROSS WORKS OFFICE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1068167
Date first listed:
03-Jul-1986
Statutory Address:
W.H.SHAW LTD. DOBCROSS WORKS OFFICE BUILDING, HUDDERSFIELD ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
W.H.SHAW LTD. DOBCROSS WORKS OFFICE BUILDING, HUDDERSFIELD ROAD

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

District:
Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Saddleworth
National Grid Reference:
SE 00097 07193

Details

SADDLEWORTH HUDDERSFIELD ROAD SE 00 NW (east side) Diggle 4/167 W.H.Shaw Ltd. Dobcross Works - Office Building - II Dobcross loom works, office building. 1890 for Huchinson and Hollingworth. Ashlar with Westmorland slate roof. Gothic style. 5 x 3 bays with 2 storeys (plus attics). Asymmetrical elevation, bays 2 and 4 being advanced, the latter with entrance and clock tower, the others each being gabled. Rock-faced plinth, first floor band. Each bay on each floor has a 2, 3 or 5-light chamfered mullion window with shouldered heads and leaded glass in the upper part. The gables are coped, have kneelers and ornate finials, and 1 or 2-light windows with cusped heads. The door at the base of the tower has an overlight with keystone, flanking pilasters, cornice, dies with ball finials and entwined initials above a scroll. The 4-stage tower rises above with its machicolated top stage having clock faces, gables, corner pinnacles and a Lombardic roof with decorative iron crown. Clustered diagonally set ridge chimney stacks. The interior remains largely unaltered with original glazed tile skirtings, panelled doors, cornices, a cast iron staircase and a decorative cast iron spiral staircase. The "Dobcross Loom" was exported worldwide in the late C19.

Listing NGR: SE0009707193

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
212182
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 07 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03923/10
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