HEAD POST OFFICE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384547
Date first listed:
09-Dec-1998
Statutory Address:
HEAD POST OFFICE, 28, WALLGATE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
HEAD POST OFFICE, 28, WALLGATE

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58164 05610

Details

WIGAN

SD5805NW WALLGATE 24-1/7/96 (West side) 09/12/98 No.28 Head Post Office

GV II

Post office. Dated 1884 over doorway; slightly altered externally. Pink triassic sandstone ashlar at ground floor, red brick in Flemish bond with sandstone dressings to the upper floors, hipped slate roof. Rectangular plan with C20 extensions to rear. Free Renaissance style combining Italian palazzo and Queen Anne Revival features. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic, 3:1 windows in 2 unequal bays; moulded egg-and-dart cornice to ground floor, sillband to 2nd floor, plain frieze and dentilled cornice, with attic gable over wider 1st bay. The ground floor has a doorway to the left in a fluted pilastered architrave with a raised panel on the frieze inscribed "1884" and a swan-neck pediment with swag; a large elliptical-headed window to the right with similar fluted pilasters and a moulded extrados with keystone; and a 2-light window in the 2nd bay with moulded architrave. Both upper floors have 3 tall windows in the 1st bay and pilastered tripartite windows in the 2nd bay, all with moulded architraves, those at 1st floor sashed without glazing bars plus tilting casement openings in the heads, and those at 2nd floor also sashed, mostly with glazing bars in the upper leaves. The attic gable has an oculus in a voluted stone archivolt, and gable coping with a finial. 3-storeyed rear extension of 1895, by WEV Crompton of Wigan. Faced in glazed brick with terracotta dressings. Enriched ground floor door and window openings and glazing bar sashes to upper two storeys. INTERIOR altered. Forms group with pair of K6 Telephone Kiosks in front (qv), Bees Knees Public House (qv) to the right, No.22 (qv) opposite this, Nos 12-20 (qv) and Nos 6, 8 and 10 (qv) beyond these, collectively having strong group value with Church of All Saints (qv) and War Memorial (qv). Included for group value.





Listing NGR: SD5816405610

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
484982
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Websites
War Memorials Register, accessed 30 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/72561

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: 18 Apr 2004
Reference: IOE01/10971/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Riley. Source Historic England Archive
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