WHITESMITHS ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384515
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1983
Statutory Address:
WHITESMITHS ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE, 86 AND 88, STANDISHGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
WHITESMITHS ARMS PUBLIC HOUSE, 86 AND 88, STANDISHGATE

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58398 06058

Details

WIGAN

SD5806SW STANDISHGATE 24-1/6/66 (West side) 11/07/83 Nos.86 AND 88 Whitesmith's Arms Public House

II

House, now public house. Probably late C17, enlarged and greatly altered. Handmade brick, the front and left return faced with scored stucco; slate roof and brick chimneys. Now double-depth with back extensions. EXTERIOR: 2-and-a-half storeys, with 4 1st-floor windows and 3 gables; moulded bands over ground and 1st floors (probably covering original brick banding), that over the ground floor now carrying a C20 full-width fascia. At ground floor the left half has a doorway to the left and 2 cross-windows and the right-hand half has a doorway between 2 similar cross-windows, all these windows with C20 leaded glazing. The 1st floor has 3 similar windows; and the attic gables have 4-pane sashes. All the windows have moulded sills and surrounds. Ridge chimney in centre, gable chimney to right. The right-hand return wall has a small blocked segmental-headed window close to the front corner, and three 2-light casements: one at attic level near the front, another at 1st floor level towards the rear, with a brick label over it, and the 3rd in the back extension. INTERIOR: c1700 doglegged staircase from ground floor to attic, with closed string, square newels, turned balusters and broad moulded handrail. Lobby to foot of staircase formed by wattle-and-daub partition. Art Nouveau style bar with mosaic decoration, formerly located in Glasgow. In attic, an upper-cruck roof truss approximately 2m from west gable, with small dorsals carrying the lower of 2 pairs of original purlins; at ground floor, boxing to beams which may conceal originals.



Listing NGR: SD5839806058

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484949
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: IOE01/12711/30
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