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St Chads House, Saddleworth

Description: St Chads House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212144

OS Grid Reference: SD9967505718
OS Grid Coordinates: 399675, 405718
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5481, -2.0064

Location: 12 St Mary's Gate, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 6AW

Locality: Saddleworth
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL3 6AW

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Listing Text

SD 9905 (west side)
8/130 St. Chad's
- House
House, now library. 1798 with facade of mid C19 and with C20
additions. Facade by G. Shaw. Watershot hammer-dressed stone
with ashlar facade and graduated stone slate roof. Single-
depth 2-storey plan with a central staircase and total of 6
bays. Symmetrical elevation with projecting plinth, raised
corners, sill bands and eaves cornice. Central doorway has
moulded surround with ivy motifs, dropped tracery, a carved
overpanel and a moulded hood. The door has linen-fold
panelling and pierced upper panels. Two mullion and transom
windows on either side have hoodmoulds with carved stops.
Five 2-light first floor windows and 5 gables above the
cornice the end 2 having coped gables, finials and cusped
lights. Bay 6 is lower, has raised quoins, sill bands,
corbelled eaves cornice and castellations. 5-light mullion
and transom ground floor window, 4-light double-chamfered
mullion window on first floor. 5 and 2-light mullion windows
to rear and sides, some recessed flat-faced, some double-
chamfered cavetto-moulded. Dated door lintels include "ISMS
1685" (reused) and one referring to a former "wood house"
and "GS 1593". Interior has some fine early C17 timberwork
and a C19 staircase with acorn drops and inter-twined
balusters. George Shaw - Architect (1810-1876) designed
many local churches and houses. He lived at (and largely
rebuilt) St. Chad's House, and accumulated or created
architectural antiquities many of which survive in the

Listing NGR: SD9967505718

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Source: English Heritage

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