GRIMES ARCADE BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384476
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1983
Statutory Address:
GRIMES ARCADE BUILDING, 22 AND 24, KING STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
GRIMES ARCADE BUILDING, 22 AND 24, KING STREET

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58248 05528

Details

WIGAN

SD5805NW KING STREET 24-1/7/21 (North East side) 11/07/83 Nos.22 AND 24 Grimes Arcade Building

GV II

Commercial building incorporating short shopping arcade, with offices over. 1870, by RT Johnson; slightly altered. Brick with facade of sandstone ashlar and some polished granite, hipped slate roof to the main block, cast-iron and glass roof to the arcade. U-plan formed by front range parallel to street bridging entry to arcade, with rear wings linked by arcade roof. Free Venetian Gothic style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 4 1st-floor windows; prominent cornices over ground floor and 2nd floor with unusual nailhead enrichment. The ground floor is an "arcade" of 5 very unequal bays (including one to the left at this level only), composed of 3-quarter columns of polished pink granite with deeply-undercut sandstone stiff-leaf capitals (all different), from which spring truncated arches all drawn to the same radius and terminating in straight lintels of differing length, both the arches and the lintels roll-moulded, with carved foliated roundels in the spandrels; the centre bay, which is widest, is the entry to the arcade, the intermediate bays contain shop windows of unequal width, and the narrow outer bays each contain a recessed doorway with a carved monogrammed roundel in the tympanum. On the 4-bay upper floors the 1st and 3rd bays are slightly raised, the windows of 1, 2, 1 and 1 lights, all sashed without glazing bars, all with stiff-leaf colonnettes and enriched architraves, and those at 1st floor with emphatically cusped heads. The arcade extending to the rear has a pitched glazed roof on arched decorated metal trusses. INTERIOR not inspected.





Listing NGR: SD5824805528

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484910
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/12807/09
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