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12-14, Albert Street, Wheelton

Description: 12-14, Albert Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184457

OS Grid Reference: SD6033821188
OS Grid Coordinates: 360338, 421188
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6856, -2.6020

Location: Albert Street, Weelton, Lancashire PR6 8HF

Locality: Wheelton
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR6 8HF

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Listing Text

SD 62 SW
6/203 Nos,12, 13, and 14 (consecutive)
- II

Row of 3 cottages. Late C18 or early C19 in 2 builds, probably for
handloom weaving. Sandstone, No.13 to left of random rubble, others
watershot coursed squared sandstone facades but otherwise similar; slate
roofs on 2 levels. Double-depth (perhaps formerly back-to-back), each one
bay, except No.14 at right end which is 2 bays. No.13 two low storeys,
others 2 storeys raised on a high basement; No.13 has a plain doorway next
to the junction, a 2-light sliding sash to the left and a top-hung casement
above; gable wall of this part has a blocked doorway towards the rear, at
1st floor remains of a large 4-light flat mullioned window (2 lights
blocked with rubble, one with brick, one patent), and a brick double
chimney stack; rear has a board door and 2-light sliding sash at ground
floor, top-hung casement above. Nos.12 and 14 have raised front doors
approached by right-angle flights of 10 and 9 steps; No.12 has a basement
door and coupled squared windows at ground floor (the wall at this level of
random rubble, like No.13), and one 4-pane sash on each floor above; No.14
has 2 basement doors and a small window at ground floor, 2 vertical
rectangular windows on each floor above altered as top-hung casements.
Coupled chimneys on ridge at junction. Rear of this part has 2 back doors
approached by shorter flights of steps, a blocked doorway to 1st bay of
No.14 altered as a window; blocked multiple-light windows at basement
level; various other windows. Tusking of the west end of the walls at 1st
floor above the roof of No.13, and the rubble wall at basement level of
No.12, suggest interrupted rebuilding of earlier cottages, probably to
accommodate loomshops in basements. Listed as now rare survival of form of
housing widespread in local towns in early C19, but long since demolished.

Listing NGR: SD6033821188

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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