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Statutory Address:

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

Preston (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 54208 28931



SD5428NW FRENCHWOOD STREET 941-1/14/127 (South West side) Nos.48-52 (Consecutive)


Row of 5 small town houses. c.1835, altered. Red brick in Flemish bond (but No 49 roughcast and painted white, No 51 painted red and Nos 48 and 52 rebuilt), with sandstone dressings and slate roof (replaced with concrete tiles at No.49). Double-depth plan, each house single-fronted, with back extensions (separate at No.48, coupled at the others), and through-lobbies between Nos.48 and 49, and Nos.50 and 51 (the latter originally serving No.52 also, by a passage along the rear of No.51). Two storeys over cellars, each house 2 bays, Nos.50 to 52 stepped up; with 1st-floor sill-band, plain frieze and moulded gutter cornice (stepped up between Nos.49 and 50). The doorways of Nos.48 and 49, and of Nos.50 and 51, are at the outer ends of these pairs, but those of Nos.49 and 50 are coupled at the junction of the pairs, and the doorway of No.52 is coupled to that of No.51; the first 3 have round-headed architraves with set-in Tuscan quarter columns, plain lintels, and semicircular fanlights with convex moulded surrounds, and the last 2 are square-headed with coupled moulded architraves, cornices on consoles which have guttae, and rectangular overlights; all with 5-panel doors except No.48 (altered). Each house has one window at ground floor and 2 above, sashed without glazing bars at Nos.51 and 52 but otherwise altered, all with raised sills, and wedge lintels except at Nos.48 and 49; cellar windows of Nos.48 and 49 altered, the others sashed with glazing bars, all protected by gratings. Large linear multi-flue common chimney stacks at the junctions. Rear and INTERIORS not inspected. History: deeds of No.50 record conveyance of building plot from Edward Stanley (1st part - Lord Stanley, later Earl of Derby) and William Tomlinson (2nd part - leather manufacturer with premises to south-east of this street) to Isaac Wilcockson (3rd part) and Lawrence Dobson (4th part), the former purchaser the proprietor of the Preston Chronicle at that time and the latter a printer and bookseller who was father of the next proprietor of that newspaper. The item is part of a formerly complete set of late Georgian lower-middle class town houses in this street.

Listing NGR: SD5420028938


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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: 06 Nov 2007
Reference: IOE01/16961/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Lorna Freeman. Source Historic England Archive
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