TOWN HALL (FORMERLEY WIGAN AND DISTRICT MINING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE) AND RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1384483

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1983

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Dec-1999

Statutory Address: TOWN HALL (FORMERLEY WIGAN AND DISTRICT MINING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE) AND RAILINGS, LIBRARY STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: TOWN HALL (FORMERLEY WIGAN AND DISTRICT MINING AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE) AND RAILINGS, LIBRARY STREET

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

District: Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 58356 05569

Details

WIGAN

SD5805NW LIBRARY STREET 24-1/7/30 (North East side) 11/07/83 Town Hall (formerly Wigan and District Mining and Technical College) & railings (Formerly Listed as: LIBRARY STREET Wigan and District Mining and Technical College)

GV II

Technical college, now town hall. 1901-3, by Briggs and Wolstenholme. Warm red brick in English garden wall bond with matching terracotta dressings, green slate roofs. Large rectangular plan on island site. Flemish Baroque style. EXTERIOR: basement, 2 storeys and attic, 5 bays (2:2:1:2:2 windows), symmetrical; with a gabled centre and slightly-projecting gabled wings. Basement storey faced with banded terracotta tiling; moulded cornice to ground floor; frieze with egg-and-dart enrichment, and prominent modillioned cornice; steeply-pitched gables, that to the centre with kneelers and finials and those to the wings open-pedimented and flanked by colonnaded cupolas. The centre has a wide flight of steps up to a large segmental-headed archway with Art Nouveau wrought-iron Art gates, protected by a porch with blocked Ionic columns, frieze with raised lettering "MINING TECHNICAL COLLEGE" (now concealed), dentilled cornice and segmental broken pediment framing a cartouche; above this, a transomed 6-light window flanked by paired blocked Ionic columns, and in the gable above a round-headed transomed 6-light window with pilastered architrave and triple keystone. The flanking bays have round-headed one-light windows at ground floor, 2-light mullioned windows at 1st floor with keyed oculi in broken segmental pediments above them, and 2-light attic dormers with ogee pediments. The wings have wide deeply-recessed segmental-headed 6-light windows at ground floor, transomed tripartite windows at 1st floor with moulded architraves framed by panelled Ionic pilasters, and attic windows like that in the centre. Left return (to Hewlett Street) has (inter alia) a 6-bay colonnade of blocked Ionic columns, with tall double-transomed windows. INTERIOR not inspected. Basement area protected on both sides by Art Nouveau railings with square banded piers to gateways flanking the front entrance and at each end of the side. Forms group with Municipal Offices on north side of Hewlett Street (qv), together being the most impressive buildings in Wigan town centre.



Listing NGR: SD5835605569

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 484917

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