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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1068452



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Dec-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213532

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SD 60 SE 19/12/88

LEIGH BREWERY LANE Former Leigh Brewery II

Former brewery, then a carbon processing works, 1903-10, by Christopher Simpson M.S.A., for Messrs. George Shaw and Co at a cost of £53,000 . Steel-framed, brick-clad tower (originally containing the cooling, racking and fermentation gear and water tanks), with attached range of brick-clad reinforced concrete. Tower, 4 bays (one of which is blind, containing stairs and lift shaft): 5 storeys of unequal height with smaller 2- storey recessed water tank, brick cased. Bays divided by brick pilasters with shaped capitals: variety of window arches, the most prominent being round-headed to the 4th storey: Lombard frieze. Shaped parapet rising at centre to contain the words `LEIGH BREWERY' in white bricks. Returns, 4 bays and rear, detailed as above. Adjacent range, 10 bays, 3 and 4 storeys, with concrete pilasters, the windows with varied arches as tower. The lower part with terracotta panelled parapet with scrolls, festoons and ball finials. 8 bay return with simpler decoration. Rear, as front elevation, but with some additions. The brewery was noted at the time as being uncommonly concentrated in terms of the different functions required on a large scale site. It represents an early example of the use of both steel framing and reinforced concrete ( the latter dating from 1905-6), and is one of very few pre-1914 reinforced concrete buildings to survive in this region.

Listing NGR: SJ6643800201

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National Grid Reference: SD6643800201


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