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We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?. Ltd. Dobcross Works Office Building, Saddleworth

Description: Ltd. Dobcross Works Office Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 212182

OS Grid Reference: SE0009707193
OS Grid Coordinates: 400097, 407193
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5614, -2.0000

Location: 143 Huddersfield Road, Saddleworth, Oldham OL3 5NT

Locality: Saddleworth
County: Oldham
Country: England
Postcode: OL3 5NT

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Listing Text

SE 00 NW (east side)
4/167 W.H.Shaw Ltd.
Dobcross Works
- Office Building
- II
Dobcross loom works, office building. 1890 for Huchinson
and Hollingworth. Ashlar with Westmorland slate roof. Gothic
style. 5 x 3 bays with 2 storeys (plus attics). Asymmetrical
elevation, bays 2 and 4 being advanced, the latter with
entrance and clock tower, the others each being gabled.
Rock-faced plinth, first floor band. Each bay on each floor
has a 2, 3 or 5-light chamfered mullion window with
shouldered heads and leaded glass in the upper part. The
gables are coped, have kneelers and ornate finials, and 1 or
2-light windows with cusped heads. The door at the base of
the tower has an overlight with keystone, flanking
pilasters, cornice, dies with ball finials and entwined
initials above a scroll. The 4-stage tower rises above with
its machicolated top stage having clock faces, gables,
corner pinnacles and a Lombardic roof with decorative iron
crown. Clustered diagonally set ridge chimney stacks. The
interior remains largely unaltered with original glazed
tile skirtings, panelled doors, cornices, a cast iron
staircase and a decorative cast iron spiral staircase. The
"Dobcross Loom" was exported worldwide in the late C19.

Listing NGR: SE0009707193

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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