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Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 91484 04121



SD90SW WERNETH PARK 780-1/3/90 (North East side) 23/01/73 Conservatory in Park


Conservatory in Werneth Park. c1860 with later modifications. Brick with stone dressings, timber and glass. Welsh slate roof to entrance block, the rest glass. Entrance block and conservatory range behind. Entrance block has central octagon rising from square single storeyed base. Tuscan portico in SW elevation. Round-arched entrance doorway beneath the portico, with 4-pane sash in moulded stone architraves each side. Modillion cornice each side of central pediment, with openwork parapet with urns at angles. Wide bow window in SE elevation, with massive scrolled brackets to parapet, and flanking 4-pane sash windows. Doorway in moulded stone architrave beyond. Octagonal upper storey has triple windows with plain string course and stone rosettes as frieze in each face. Heavy modillion cornice to overhanging eaves. Wood lantern surmounts roof. INTERIOR includes octagonal hall with pyramidal roof and Art Nouveau glass. Glass houses project from NW elevation: triple gabled range with internal cast-iron columns, and symmetrical facade facing park, with central canted entrance porch, and outer bow windows. Stone plinth, the rest glazed with margin lights. The octagonal entrance block was probably built as the music room for a house now demolished, but built by the Platt family c1850. The house was demolished in 1895 and the portico was retained as the entrance to the music room which was then intended for public access by Sarah Lees.

Listing NGR: SD9148404121


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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: 14 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/02821/07
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