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Statutory Address:

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

Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 65618 00458


The following building shall be added:- LEIGH WINDERMERE ROAD SD 60 SE (south side) 2/68 Leigh Fire Station II Fire station incorporating house. 1907. By Hunter, Borough Engineer. Pressed red brick with terracotta dressings, Welsh slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay house on left of taller 2-storey, 5-bay engine house having 4-storey tower to rear. Queen Anne Revival style. House: central 6-panel door and overlight under tiled canopy on brackets which extends to right to cover a rectangular 2-light bay window having ovolo moulded surrounds with keystones. Bay 1 has 2-storey bay window in same style under dormer with hipped roof and finial. 1st floor window on right is flush but has matching dormer roof: terracotta plaque above door. Engine House: folding, part-glazed doors beneath segmental arches set on square concrete piers; the arches have raised, facetted voussoirs and linked hoodmould; narrow doorway to far left has decorative arch and cornice. 1st floor: moulded sills, ovolo-moulded surrounds and raised keystones to 5-light windows; those of bays 2 and 4 have stepped round-headed lights which rise above eaves beneath shaped gables set on corbels and capped by pediments. To far left is a semi- octagonal oriel window which rises as an embattled turret. Half-hipped roof with louvered gablets and finials. Rear: tower has side windows and modillioned cornice beneath parapet with rounded corner turrets; attached iron framework with 4 platforms linked by ladders. Well preserved and stylish example of its type.

Listing NGR: SD6561800458


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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 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03773/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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