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

Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58004 05671



SD50NE DORNING STREET 24-1/2/11 Coops Factory 11/07/83


Clothing factory, now warehouse. 1871, by R Todd of Southport, for Timothy Coop and James Marsden; with large additions of 1888, by Isitt and Verity, and 1892 by W Verity. Yellow and red brick on rusticated sandstone basement (roof concealed but probably asphalt). Very large rectangular block on corner site. Italianate style. EXTERIOR: 4 and 6 storeys, on a site which slopes down from right to left: the 1871 portion to the right has 4 storeys (apparently reduced from 5) and 5 bays; the 1888 portion in the centre, breaking forwards slightly and itself in 2 portions, has 6 storeys including a basement, and 5:4 bays; and the 1892 portion to the left, set back slightly, has 4 storeys including the basement, and 4 bays. The 1st build, to the right, has the windows of the 1st and 2nd floors set in a giant pilastered arcade of round-headed arches with keystones (floors above this level probably formerly similar but the topmost now missing), and the subsequent build to the left continue this treatment at the same horizontal level (2nd and 3rd floors, because of the slope), while the 1888 build in the centre repeats the same treatment at 4th and 5th floors. All parts have yellow brick pilasters and corner pilasters; the centre has bracketed cornices, and a balustraded parapet to the 4-bay portion. The basement has square-headed windows; otherwise, all the windows are segmental-headed except those in the heads of the arcades which are round-headed. Main entrance in 4-bay portion of the centre, in a large round-headed archway moulded in 3 orders, and further distinguished by a feature-balcony at 1st-floor level. Very long left return of 1892 portion, 23 bays in style matching front. Rear and INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORY: established to employ girls redundant as a result of the Cotton Famine of the 1860s.

Listing NGR: SD5800405671


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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: 28 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/12807/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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