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Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SD 58206 05639



SD5805NW WALLGATE 24-1/7/93 (West side) 25/09/90 Nos.12-20 (Even)


Row of 5 shops with offices over. 1880, with later alterations; the shop front of No.20, 1930, by E Pollard & Co of London. Brick with limestone dressings. Free Italianate commercial style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, a regular 5-window range; with rusticated quoins, moulded eaves cornice with console brackets. The ground floor has altered shop fronts (some of the fascias believed to conceal original moulded cornices, consoles and cast-iron barley-sugar columns); except No.20, replaced in Art Deco style: polished granite frame and fascia (formerly bearing the business name "ASHTON'S" in squared metal lettering but recently replaced with "NEWSAGENTS" in similar lettering), recessed window and deeply-inset glazed door to right all under frosted glass frieze with etched geometric motifs and street number in octagonal surround (a rare survival). Both upper floors have paired windows, alternately segmental-headed and round-headed with shafts which have bell bases and foliated capitals, linked by impost bands and deep sillbands. Rear: regular 11-window range, mostly unhorned sashes without glazing bars; 3 chimney stacks on rear slope of roof. INTERIOR: contains cast-iron partition walls between ground-floor shop units. Forms group with Nos 6-10 (Moot Hall Chambers (qv)) adjoining to the right, and No.22 to left (qv), in a block which makes an important contribution to the centre of Wigan.

Listing NGR: SD5820605639


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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: 27 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/14367/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Champness. Source Historic England Archive
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