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The Roundhouse, Wheatsheaf Buildings, Littleborough

Description: The Roundhouse, Wheatsheaf Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 213401

OS Grid Reference: SD9370516391
OS Grid Coordinates: 393705, 416391
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6440, -2.0967

Location: Hare Hill Road, Rochdale OL15 8BQ

Locality: Littleborough
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: OL15 8BQ

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Listing Text

1/65 The Roundhouse,
- Buildings

- II
Public house and shops. Early 1860s. Rock-faced stone with
slate roof. Semi-circular plan with 3 storeys and a total of
10 bays. Continuous sill and impost bands and a pierced
parapet with articulating dies above the eaves cornice.
Single and paired sash windows with round-arched heads and
pointed hoodmoulds on the ground floor, shouldered heads on
the first floor and arched heads on the second floor. 2 shop
windows on north side. Doors have arches, shouldered arches
or in one case colonnettes with naturalistic capitals
supporting a cusped arch and multi-foiled overlight. Ridge
chimney stacks. Interior much altered but the pub retains
some original features - fireplaces, plaster cornices and
staircase with cast-iron balusters. Directories record
Robert Hirst as the publican of the Wheat Sheaf in 1821, the
name going as far back as 1780.

Listing NGR: SD9370516391

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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