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Chatham House, Leigh

Description: Chatham House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 August 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 213537

OS Grid Reference: SD6573301266
OS Grid Coordinates: 365733, 401266
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5070, -2.5181

Location: 718 Chatham Street, Leigh WN7 WN7 1TJ

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

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-
ATHERTON Chatham Street
SD 60 SE
Chatham Rouse
Residential institution attached to Atherleigh Hospital. C1905 by J C Prestwich
of Leigh. Red brick in stretcher bond with Sandstone dressings: partly rough cast.
Welsh slate hipped roof with red ridge tiles; deeply overhanging eaves. Long range
parallel to Chatham Street with central wing to front (containing offices flanked
by stairs) and rear (containing services, with separate shallow service stair turret).
2 storeys. Symmetrical front: roughcast, leaving central wing and stack, and ground
floor to window lintel level all exposed. Wing, gabled with stone coping and parapet,
the cornice band forming lintel to 2 1st floor windows with pronounced keystones;
ground floor with 5-light window with stone surround, mullions and transom. To
either side of wing, half-glazed doors (with flat-roofed open porches of C1960)
connected by 6 single-light windows (in continuous stone surround) to canted 1:3:1
bay windows under tall roughcast parapets, the windows with stone surrounds and
transom. 1st floor with distinctive tripartite windows that break through eaves
to form half-dormers under segmented head, the side lights brought down to the level
of the canted bay parapets. Tall 2-light windows above doorways. All upper windows
with small panes and wooden transoms. Simple external end stack to right; gabled,
partly external stack to left return (containing flues to original central heating
system) treated as an architectural feature facing towards the main road (Leigh
Road). Rear: 4 2-light windows rear floor break through eaves line; casements
throughout. Rendered except for rear wall and stack of service wing. Interior:
plain with some later internal partitions to 1st floor.
An imaginative design with careful use of material (including roughcast) by an important
local architect.

Listing NGR: SD6573301266

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Source: English Heritage

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