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Office Premises of George Wright (Rotherham) Ltd, Rotherham

Description: Office Premises of George Wright (Rotherham) Ltd

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 335706

OS Grid Reference: SK4290592760
OS Grid Coordinates: 442905, 392760
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4299, -1.3557

Location: Snail Hill, Rotherham S60 2DA

Locality: Rotherham
County: Rotherham
Country: England
Postcode: S60 2DA

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Listing Text

(north end, off)
9/70 Office premises
of George Wright
(Rotherham) Ltd
- II

Offices. Early C19 for Messrs. Tunnicliffe, Ball, Wheatley, Potter and Brown
(Cockburn , p37). Ashlar sandstone, coated slate roof. Single storey, 4-bay
entrance front has wing to rear left (not of special interest) and original,
3-bay, entrance facade to rear right now facing enclosed yard and given basement
storey by fall of land. In Tudor Revival style. 3-bay facade: plinth. Outer
bays break forward and each has doorway flanked by monolithic piers and cornice
beneath offset, left doorway (boarded-up) gives access to through passage, right
doorway has part-glazed double doors. Continuous stringcourse rises as hoodmould
over central 3-light chamfered-mullion window. Upper floor: outer bays flanked
by attached octagonal shafts rising as turrets and each bay with apron panel of
shields and string course beneath Tudor-arched opening, bay 1 opening blind.
Central bay has plain apron and string course beneath 3-light mullioned window
with ogee-headed lights and hoodmoulds with blank-shield stops. Continuous
moulded cornice beneath parapet which steps up over central blank shield.
Miniature embattlements to outer bays and outer turrets. Square-cut gable copings.
Moulded ridge-stack plinth to left, similar end-stack plinth to right; shafts
Front: less ornate. Doorway to bay 2 has double doors each with foiled light,
deeply-chamfered surround. Hoodmoulds to flanking windows. Large Tudor-arched
opening to basement through-passage on right, above it a large moulded corbel
and single-light window.
Illustration in Cockburn (p37) with note that the buildings formed lawyer's offices
from 1777-1887. It is unlikely that the offices of the present building pre-date
the early C19.
J. H. Cockburn, Rotherham Lawyers During 350 Years, 1932.

Listing NGR: SK4290592760

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Source: English Heritage

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