ST WILFRIDS PRESBYTERY (PART)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207342
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1979
Date of most recent amendment:
20-Dec-1991
Statutory Address:
1A, CHAPEL STREET
Statutory Address:
ST WILFRIDS PRESBYTERY (PART), 1, WINCKLEY SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
1A, CHAPEL STREET
Statutory Address:
ST WILFRIDS PRESBYTERY (PART), 1, WINCKLEY SQUARE

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Preston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 53770 29180

Details

PRESTON

SD5329SE WINCKLEY SQUARE 941-1/11/290 (North side) 27/09/79 No.1 St Wilfrid's Presbytery (part) (Formerly Listed as: WINCKLEY SQUARE (North side) Nos.1, 2 AND 3 St Wilfrid's Presbytery)

GV II

Includes: No.1A CHAPEL STREET. Pair of large town houses on corner site; No.1A Chapel Street now offices, and No.1 Winckley Square now integrated with Nos.2 and 3 as presbytery. c.1804, altered. Red brick in Flemish bond (side and rear in 4+1 English garden wall bond), with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Double-pile plan under single-span roof. Three storeys over cellars, 5+5 bays to Winckley Square, each house symmetrical; stone plinth and 1st floor sill-band (both carried round left return wall to Chapel Street), moulded gutter cornice. No.1 Winckley Square (the right-hand of the pair) has a wide elliptical- arched doorway in the centre, with brick voussoirs now painted black, 2 steps up to a set-in stone tripartite doorcase which has plain side panels, reeded jambs and lintel, and a modern glazed door (now fixed), all under a large fanlight with pendent oval tracery and margin panes; No.1A Chapel Street has no entrance in this facade. The windows of both houses have raised sills and wedge lintels, those at 1st floor furnished with small segmental cast-iron balconies with hooped railings, fixed to the wall with pairs of fleur-de-lys brackets; No.1A Chapel Street has sashes without glazing bars at ground and 1st floors, No.1 Winckley Square has 12-pane sashes at ground floor and 8-pane sashes at 1st floor, and both have 9-pane sashes at 2nd floor. The gabled left return wall (the entrance front of No.1A Chapel Street), 6 bays, has a wide round-headed doorway in the 4th bay (up 2 steps) with a set-in wooden pilastered doorcase and a fanlight with radiating pseudo-glazing bars of iron (some replaced with lead strips); and fenestration matching the facade to Winckley Square but with only 4 windows at 2nd floor, and the sill of a former attic window above. Rear: sashed windows replaced with casements. INTERIOR: both have fine open-well staircases with stick balusters and wreathed mahogany handrails, illuminated by domed oval skylights; No.1A Chapel Street now has under-drawn ceilings said to conceal moulded plaster decoration, and is otherwise altered. No.1 Winckley Square has extensive cellars; ground-floor front rooms and entrance hall now all in one (as refectory), but retaining Gothick geometrical moulded plaster decoration to the ceilings, and a black marble fireplace with fluted Ionic columns; in the left room above, a white marble fireplace with fluted surround.

Listing NGR: SD5376929182

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
392187
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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Date: 29 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14355/27
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