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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: 1287213



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: 10-May-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402915

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HINDLEY MARKET STREET SD 60 SW (north-west side) 10/84 Hindley Library - and Museum - II Library and Museum. 1886. By Thomas Worthington. Brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. 2 storeys,with basement, 6 bays, the 1st, entrance bay projects under pyramidal roof. Sill courses and string courses, top cornice and parapet. 2nd to 6th bays have flanking half-octagonal shafts capped by finials. 3rd, 4th and 5th bays have stone 2-storey bay windows with recessed curved angles; 1:2:1-light double- chamfered-mullioned windows with 2 transoms. 2nd and 6th bays have narrow windows with transoms to ground floor. All windows have leaded glazing with rectangular quarries. 1st bay has round-headed entrance with 2-bay porch; round arches on round piers, paired to centre; angle octagonal turrets and arcaded balustrade over frieze inscribed: "THE LEYLAND FREE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 1886", 2 heraldic beasts to turrets suppport armorial bearings. To 1st floor 2 narrow windows each with round tympanum and hood mould. Roof has lantern stage of 5 lights to each side. Stone-coped brick basement area wall with iron rail. Left return is similar, of 2 bays, the 1st projects under coped gable and has 2-storey canted bay window; the 2nd has small window and plaque to ground floor, paired 2-light windows with 2 mullions and round tympana, with bosses and hood moulds to 1st floor. Interior has 1st floor room with arch-braced canted roof, the central section with moulded beams. To one end a large book case with decorative panels, broken segmental pediment and armorial bearing (Leyland), frieze inscribed "LEYLAND COLLECTION". Adjoining room has moulded beams and fireplace.

Listing NGR: SD6174004447

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National Grid Reference: SD 61740 04447


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