ROYAL ALBERT EDWARD INFIRMARY WITH ATTACHED KITCHEN TO REAR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384571
Date first listed:
24-Aug-1994
Statutory Address:
ROYAL ALBERT EDWARD INFIRMARY WITH ATTACHED KITCHEN TO REAR, WIGAN LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROYAL ALBERT EDWARD INFIRMARY WITH ATTACHED KITCHEN TO REAR, WIGAN LANE

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58427 06977

Details

WIGAN

SD50NE WIGAN LANE 24-1/2/122 (West side) 24/08/94 Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, with attached kitchen to rear

II

Main entrance block of hospital. Dated 1873 on porch; altered and extended. Red brick in Flemish bond with some blue brick, sandstone dressings, slate mansard roofs. T-plan formed by main range facing east with rear wing (housing kitchen). Gothic style. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus tower, 3 wide bays, symmetrical: recessed centre with central tower flanked by square wings with gabled centres breaking forwards. Chamfered plinth, chamfered sillbands and 4 blue brick bands to both floors, and machicolated eaves cornice. The centre has a rectangular porch with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet and 2-centred arched doorway with chunky semi-columns which have stiff-leaf caps, an extrados inscribed "OPENED BY THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE & PRINCESS OF WALES JUNE 4, 1873", a hood-mould and a steep gable rising through the parapet with a carved shield in the apex. Above the porch is a 2-centred arch with polychrome head containing a window of 2 arched lights; above this a square tower with a lancet window, machicolation, a clockface under a gablet, and a saddleback roof. The wings each have a rectangular bay window at ground floor and a tall 2-centred arched window above, both with 3-light sashes. Kitchen wing to rear. INTERIOR: entrance hall lined with marble tablets listing subscribers.







Listing NGR: SD5842706977

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
485006
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.

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Reference: IOE01/14365/01
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