FORMER OFFICE BLOCK OF PLATT BROTHERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201671
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1987
Statutory Address:
FORMER OFFICE BLOCK OF PLATT BROTHERS, FEATHERSTALL ROAD SOUTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER OFFICE BLOCK OF PLATT BROTHERS, FEATHERSTALL ROAD SOUTH

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

District:
Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 91487 04691

Details

OLDHAM

SD90SW FEATHERSTALL ROAD SOUTH 780-1/3/30 (West side) 10/11/87 Former Office Block of Platt Brothers

GV II

Office building. 1883. By PB Alley. Brick with stone dressings and Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys over basement, 13-window range with projecting corner pavilions and central tower over advanced entrance bay. French Renaissance style. Entrance up steps in round-arched entrance door with moulded stone corbels and key to arch. Continuous string course across the facade, forming arcade of round-arched lower windows. Stone aprons below windows. Outer and central windows to each side have paired round-arched glazing. First floor windows all have stilted arched heads, and outer and central windows are paired. Moulded string course and overhanging stone moulded cornice. Steep hipped roofs over corner pavilions with blocking course over cornice. Wrought-iron brattishing to roofs. Central tower has stone plinth above main roof-line and oculus. Modillion cornice below steep hipped roof surmounted by wrought-iron balconette beneath clock, with ornate brattishing above. End wall and axial stacks. Steps up to entrance have stone plinth walls each side with cast-iron rail, and stone piers. Return elevation of 3 full storeys, and 3-window range. Rear range has advanced central block. 4 wide segmentally-arched openings to ground floor. Simpler detailing, with brick arched heads with stone springers and keys to segmentally-arched windows. Roof lights in rear slope of roof. Axial and end wall stacks. The building was formerly the office block of Platt Bros., at one time Oldham's largest employer and the world's most important manufacturer of textile machinery. The building is one of the few surviving structures from the engineering works.

Listing NGR: SD9148704691

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
388893
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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