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Description: Av Roe House
Date Listed: 20 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 211940
OS Grid Reference: SJ7648898486
OS Grid Coordinates: 376488, 398486
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4826, -2.3558
ECCLES LIVERPOOL ROAD
SJ 79 NE
4/7 No. 262
20/8/81 (A.V. Roe House)
House, now offices. Early C19. Flemish bond brick with slate
roof. 3 x 2 bays with 2 storeys and addition to rear.
Symmetrical elevation with projecting plinth, dentilled box
gutters and a hipped roof with brick chimney stacks. The
central panelled door has a fanlight and an open pediment on
3/4 Doric Columns. 2 ground and 3 first floor 4-pane sash
windows with stone lintels and sills and a stone surround to
the central first floor window. Similar window openings to
sides, some of which are blind and one of which retains its
original 16-pane sash. Tripartite sash windows to rear
addition on right return. The house was that of James
Nasmyth from (1836-43) whoinvented the steam hammer in 1842.
Also the birthplace of A. V. Roe (1877-1958) who designed,
built and flew the first British aeroplane in 1908 and was a
key figure in the development of aviation.
Listing NGR: SJ7648898486
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Source: English Heritage
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