This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1261923



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Aug-1991

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213537

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


ATHERTON, Chatham Street, SD 60 SE, 2/74

Chatham House


Residential institution attached to Atherleigh Hospital. C1905 by J C Prestwich of Leigh. Red brick in stretcher bond with Sandstone dressings: partly rough cast. Welsh slate hipped roof with red ridge tiles; deeply overhanging eaves. Long range parallel to Chatham Street with central wing to front (containing offices flanked by stairs) and rear (containing services, with separate shallow service stair turret). Two storeys. Symmetrical front: roughcast, leaving central wing and stack, and ground floor to window lintel level all exposed. Wing, gabled with stone coping and parapet, the cornice band forming lintel to two 1st-floor windows with pronounced keystones; ground floor with 5-light window with stone surround, mullions and transom. To either side of wing, half-glazed doors (with flat-roofed open porches of C1960) connected by six single-light windows (in continuous stone surround) to canted 1:3:1 bay windows under tall roughcast parapets, the windows with stone surrounds and transom. First floor with distinctive tripartite windows that break through eaves to form half-dormers under segmented head, the side lights brought down to the level of the canted bay parapets. Tall 2-light windows above doorways. All upper windows with small panes and wooden transoms. Simple external end stack to right; gabled, partly external stack to left return (containing flues to original central heating system) treated as an architectural feature facing towards the main road (Leigh Road). Rear: four 2-light windows rear floor break through eaves line; casements throughout. Rendered except for rear wall and stack of service wing. INTERIOR: plain with some later internal partitions to 1st floor. An imaginative design with careful use of material (including roughcast) by an important local architect.

Listing NGR: SD6573301266

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: SD 65733 01266


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1261923 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Jun-2018 at 09:32:45.

End of official listing