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26, 27, 30 AND 32, MARKET PLACE


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Statutory Address:
Statutory Address:
26, 27, 30 AND 32, MARKET PLACE

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

Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 58220 05712



SD5805NW MARKET PLACE 24-1/7/36 (North side) 11/07/83 Nos.26, 27, 30 AND 32 (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE Nos.26-38 (Even))


Includes: Nos.1-5 MARKET STREET. Block of 5 shops with offices over. Dated 1904 on gable jetty-bressumer; by Heaton, Ralph and Heaton; slightly altered. Red brick in English garden wall bond, with sandstone dressings, some timber-framing, and red tiled roof. Curved round corner site. Eclectic style combining Edwardian Baroque with C16 vernacular timber-framing. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 3+3+3 bays as a whole, in a symmetrical composition centred on the 3-bay curved corner. The ground floor has altered shop fronts mostly with plain frieze and moulded cornice; the 1st floor has windows with blocked columnar architraves (2, 2 and 3 lights to Market Street, 1, 1 and 2 lights to the corner, 3, 2 and 2 lights to Market Place), banded piers between the windows with carved panels in the topmost band. At 2nd floor the corner is featured with a central Baroque turret which has tourelles, a round-headed window with blocked colonnettes, run-out voussoirs and a keystone carried up to the scalloped corbel of an octagonal upper stage with ogival domed roof and tall finial; and flanked by transomed 6-light windows in the outer bays. The side ranges are featured with slightly jettied ornamental timber-framing including a shallow canted 8-light oriel in each bay (those to Market Place with original wooden mullions and transoms, and leaded glazing with coloured tear-drop junctions, but those to Market Street replaced), and gables with brattished jetty bressumers lettered "1904" and oversailing bargeboarded verges with and finials. Tall brick ridge chimneys with stone cornices. INTERIOR not inspected. Forms group with No.34 (qv) and Nos 36 and 38 (qv) in matching style to the right.

Listing NGR: SD5827405672


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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: IOE01/12807/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Lomas. Source Historic England Archive
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