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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1384481



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


District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1998

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Dec-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484915

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SD 5805 NW, 24-1/7/27

WIGAN, LIBRARY STREET (south-west side), Nos. 1, 3, 5 AND 5A, Former Midland Bank

(Formerly Listed as: LIBRARY STREET (South West side) Nos. 1, 3, 5 AND 5A (Midland Bank, including Nos 1 and 3))




Includes: Nos.1 and 3 Midland Bank WALLGATE. Showrooms and offices, now bank and shop units. 1895. By WEV Crompton of Wigan, for Timothy Coop and Company. Ground floor altered 1910 by T B Whinney of London. Red brick in Flemish bond, the ground floor rebuilt in sandstone ashlar; with pink and buff terracotta dressings, slate mansard roof with lead-clad dome. Corner site, with long frontage to Library Street and narrow facade to Wallgate linked by convex corner. Free Queen Anne style. EXTERIOR: Three storeys and attic. The 1910 facade to the ground floor, carried round both facades, has paired Tuscan semi-columns, plain frieze and prominent modillioned cornice, a corner doorway with moulded architrave including a festoon frieze and cornice, and rectangular windows in the other bays. On the upper floors the architectural centre consists of the three bays wrapping round the corner, where a drum to the corner is clasped by Dutch gables: it has brick pilasters at 1st floor with terracotta Ionic capitals, a dentilled terracotta frieze and moulded cornice carried round, banded Dutch gables, and a drum with terracotta frieze enriched with festoons, surmounted by an unusual bell-shaped dome; Venetian windows at 1st floor with terracotta colonnettes, run-out voussoirs and triple keystones, and oblong windows at 2nd floor with blocked jambs and triple keystones; and stepped triple-light windows in the gables. Side ranges similar but simpler. INTERIOR not inspected. Occupies key site at south end of triangular Market Place, forming focal point at top of Library Street and Wallgate.

Listing NGR: SD5824405631

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National Grid Reference: SD 58244 05631


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