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Statutory Address:

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

Oldham (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 92657 04877



SD9204NE UNION STREET 780-1/6/85 (North side) 23/01/73 Prudential Assurance Buildings


Office building. 1889. By Alfred Waterhouse. Brick with terracotta dressings, and red plain tiled roof. 3 storeys raised over basement with attic. 3-window range with recessed polygonal towers over entrances to each side. Polished granite plinth and piers to round-arched entrance in shallow projecting gabled porch. 3 wide round-arched windows to ground floor, each of 3 lights with small upper panes. Raised lettering "Prudential Assurance Buildings" over ground floor windows. 3-light mullioned and transomed windows above, with decorative terracotta panelled architraves and cartouches over each window. Second floor windows similar. Lozenge frieze below modillion eaves cornice. New dormer windows in roof, and gable end stacks. 2-light transomed windows in 3 faces of angle towers, with decorative terracotta dressings. Attic storey above cornice, and interlace decoration to frieze over attic windows. West return of white glazed brick, with long 2-storeyed wing with 5 wide segmentally-arched windows and smaller windows to service range beyond. East return brick and terracotta, with canted angle to rear gable. Rear range parallel to street links the two wings. INTERIOR of main hall has ornate plaster panelled ceiling and tiled walls.

Listing NGR: SD9265704877


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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: 17 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/02823/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Pamela Jackson. Source Historic England Archive
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