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20-23 and 23a, Fairfield Square, Droylsden

Description: 20-23 and 23a, Fairfield Square

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 212730

OS Grid Reference: SJ9014997672
OS Grid Coordinates: 390149, 397672
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4757, -2.1499

Location: Fairfield Square, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside M43 6AD

Locality: Droylsden
County: Tameside
Country: England
Postcode: M43 6AD

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Listing Text

SJ 99 NW

4/74 Nos. 20 to 23
and 23A
17/11/66 (consecutive)
(formerly listed as Nos 20,
21, 22, 23, 23A)

G.V. II*

5 houses originally incorporating a weaving workshop in Nos.
21 and 22. 1785. Header bond brick with slate roof.
Range totalling 13 bays which rises from 2 to 3 storeys in
the central 2 houses. Each house has 3 bays and a central
entrance. The doors have eared architrave surrounds and
either flat hoods or pediments. 4-pane sash windows have
stone sills and cambered brick-arched heads. The second
floor has casement windows. Eaves cornice and ridge
chimney stacks. 23a is entered on the right return and
includes a brick with "IN 1785" moulded in the face. Various
outshuts and wings to rear. The group contributes greatly to
the Fairfield Moravian settlement and the weaving activities
formed an important part of the community's economy.

Listing NGR: SJ9014997672

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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