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Leigh Fire Station, Leigh

Description: Leigh Fire Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 213531

OS Grid Reference: SD6561800458
OS Grid Coordinates: 365618, 400458
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4997, -2.5198

Location: 14 Windermere Road, Leigh WN7 1UX

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 1UX

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-
SD 60 SE
(south side)
2/68 Leigh Fire Station
Fire station incorporating house. 1907. By Hunter, Borough Engineer. Pressed
red brick with terracotta dressings, Welsh slate roof. 2-storey, 2-bay house
on left of taller 2-storey, 5-bay engine house having 4-storey tower to rear.
Queen Anne Revival style. House: central 6-panel door and overlight under tiled
canopy on brackets which extends to right to cover a rectangular 2-light bay
window having ovolo moulded surrounds with keystones. Bay 1 has 2-storey bay
window in same style under dormer with hipped roof and finial. 1st floor window
on right is flush but has matching dormer roof: terracotta plaque above door.
Engine House: folding, part-glazed doors beneath segmental arches set on square
concrete piers; the arches have raised, facetted voussoirs and linked hoodmould;
narrow doorway to far left has decorative arch and cornice. 1st floor: moulded
sills, ovolo-moulded surrounds and raised keystones to 5-light windows; those of
bays 2 and 4 have stepped round-headed lights which rise above eaves beneath
shaped gables set on corbels and capped by pediments. To far left is a semi-
octagonal oriel window which rises as an embattled turret. Half-hipped roof with
louvered gablets and finials. Rear: tower has side windows and modillioned cornice
beneath parapet with rounded corner turrets; attached iron framework with 4 platforms
linked by ladders. Well preserved and stylish example of its type.

Listing NGR: SD6561800458

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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