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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: 1163258



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213512

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TYLDESLEY CHURCH ROAD SD 60 SE (north-west side) 2/43 Administration block at Astley Hospital (formerly listed 18/7/66 as Dam House) II* House, now hospital. Recut stone above entrance reads "erected by Adam Mort and Margaret Mort 1650" but with extensive additions to rear in early and late C19. Rendered brick and brick with stone dressing and slate roof. 5 x 3 bays with 3 storeys. The C19 ranges which make up the quadrangle are largely of 2 storeys and continue to use mullioned windows and vernacular motifs. The elevation consists of gabled crosswings which project to either side of the house-part, a 3-storey porch within the left angle and an additional bay to the left. The porch bay has a studded, cross-boarded door with Doric columns, an open pediment and a fanlight. Each crosswing has a canted 3- storey high bay window with enlarged openings on the ground floor. Otherwise the majority of the double-chamfered stone mullion windows appear to be unaltered (on front only). They have from 2 to 6 lights and the principal rooms have transoms and hoodmoulds. 3 gables and projecting chimney stacks to side elevations. Rear is an extension of early C19 as is the 4-bay wing to rear right which includes a chapel at first floor level. The other 2 sides of the quadrangle are in stock brick, of late C19, and include a coach house. Interior: altered on the lower storeys but retaining many original and Regency features including an inglenook fireplace in the left room, beams, elaborate Gothickdoor surrounds and doors. Splendid Gothic roof trusses to chapel. The upper floor retains 6 and 2-panel doors with strap hinges and timber-framed crosswalls with wattle and daub infill are fully exposed. Brick vaulted cellar - C19. Victoria County History of Lancashire, 1907.

Listing NGR: SD6986900902

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1906)

National Grid Reference: SD 69869 00902


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