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Preston (District Authority)
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SD 54073 29372



SD5429SW CHURCH STREET 941-1/12/84 (North side) 27/09/79 Miller Arcade [shop Nos.1 to 24 (consec)]


Shopping arcade with offices over. Dated 1899 over south entry. Altered and restored. Large rectangular block on island site, containing cruciform arcades. Red brick with elaborate buff terracotta dressings, composition tile roofs with glazed vaulting to the arcades. Eclectic style with some Moorish elements. Three storeys over cellars, plus attic storey to south front and turrets over north and south entries; with cornices to the ground and 2nd floors, and brick parapets. The ground floor is a continuous arcade of alternately wide and narrow openings with rounded corners, broken in the centre of each side by 2-storey shouldered entries which have convex corners, those to the north and south breaking forwards slightly and rising to turrets, and with deeply recessed doorways which have windows over, and those to east and west wider and with a massive moulded corbel to a 2nd-floor oriel. The south front has (inter alia) canted 2-storey oriels with elaborate moulded terracotta dressings and panels, and aracades of round-headed windows to the attic; the other facades have coupled windows with similarly decorated 2-storey surrounds, and the north portion of the east side has an enriched doorway under a lintel with raised lettering "TURKISH BATHS"; and the rounded corners have curved 2-light windows, with corbelled balconies to 1st floor. INTERIOR: arcades have mostly original shop-fronts with slender turned shafts and overlights with coloured glass; elaborately decorated windows to upper floors, including groups of 3 and 4 oval oculi over the entries, with canopies over.

Listing NGR: SD5413229404


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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: 25 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11036/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Sargeant. Source Historic England Archive
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