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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 57937 05918



SD50NE NEW MARKET STREET 24-1/2/51 (North West side) 11/07/83 Wigan Hall


Rectory. 1875-6, by GE Street, for the Bridgeman family; slightly reduced. Coursed sandstone rubble at ground floor, timber-framed with brick nogging at 1st floor and plaster in gables; red tiled roofs, brick chimneys. Irregular double-pile plan with appearance of hall-and-crosswing type. Late-medieval style. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, approximately 1:3:1 windows, the 1st bay presented as a gabled wing; plus a set-back gabled one-window wing to the right; with a chamfered plinth, angle-buttresses to the gable on the left, a brattished wooden cornice over the ground floor, coved jettying to the 1st floor of the left wing, and steeply-pitched roofs with over-hanging eaves and barge-boarded gable verges. The main range has at ground floor a moulded segmental-pointed arch to a recessed porch adjacent to the wing, a similar but smaller inner doorway with a board door which has elaborate strap-hinges; to the right of the entrance a buttress with a roundel above containing the Bridgeman arms; further right 3 stone cross-windows with blind trefoils in the heads; and at 1st floor small windows of 1, 1 and 2 lights, and a large transomed 10-light gabled window breaking the eaves. The left wing has a stone-arcaded window of 4 small cusped lights at ground floor, a wooden transomed 8-light window at 1st floor, and a jettied gable with herring-bone bracing. Ridge chimney in line with porch, with tall clustered polygonal shafts and cornicing. Set-back gable to right in similar style, and attached to that a 1958 range replacing the former service wing. The left return, in similar style, has (inter alia) a large bay window with segmental-headed transomed window of 8 cusped lights under a tall tiled pitched roof, and a narrow 5-sided oriel at 1st floor. Rear: long range, the left half stepped out, with mullioned and transomed windows at ground floor; the right-hand half with 3 medieval-style windows and an extruded chimney stack with tall clustered polygonal shafts; arch-braced timber-framing at 1st floor of whole range, including a gable (to the right end of the left half) with a transomed 6-light window in this and various other small windows. INTERIOR: large central reception hall with tiled floor including arms of Bridgeman family (patrons of the living).

Listing NGR: SD5793705918


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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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