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Description: Walmsley's House and Warehouse
Date Listed: 10 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212442
OS Grid Reference: SD8959901580
OS Grid Coordinates: 389599, 401580
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5108, -2.1583
SD 80 SE FAILSWORTH OLDHAM ROAD
6/38 Nos. 405, 407
Canal warehouse, grocers shop and house, now shop premises.
1804. Built for Thomas Walmsley a local industrialist when
the adjacent Rochdale Canal was opened. Flemish bond brick
with slate roof. L-shaped plan with a total of 4 storeys.
The street elevation is only 2 storeys high and has 5 bays.
It has a stone plinth, eaves cornice and the central 3 bays
are slightly advanced. Door in bay 2 with fanlight
architrave and archivolt with C20 shop window inserted on
the ground floor to its right. Loading doors in bay 5.
Window openings with stone sills and flat brick arches are
either blind or have C20 casements. The curved wharf-side
elevation has 8 bays and 4 storeys with partially blocked
loading doors in bay 3. One 16-pane sash window the others
being cross-casements. Left return has sash windows. Large
C20 lean-to extension to rear which retains some original
windows. Original floors and king-post roof trusses. D.
Ball, The Story of Failsworth, 1973.
Listing NGR: SD8959901580
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Source: English Heritage
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