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Wharmton Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Saddleworth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5387 / 53°32'19"N

Longitude: -2.0164 / 2°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 399010

OS Northings: 404672

OS Grid: SD990046

Mapcode National: GBR GWCJ.76

Mapcode Global: WHB9D.0B30

Entry Name: Wharmton Tower

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212240

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL4

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Built-Up Area: Uppermill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Saddleworth St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SADDLEWORTH OLDHAM ROAD
SD 90 SE (north side)
Greenfield
5/220 Wharmton Tower
-
- II
House. c.1861. By George Shaw for John Dicken Whitehead.
Ashlar with slate roof. 8 bays with 2 and 3 storeys and
conservatory to right. Gothic revival. Projecting plinth.
Gables to bays 1, 2 and 3 and castellations to bays 6 to 9
create a distinctive skyline. 3-storey projecting porch to
bay 6 with castellations, diagonal buttresses, pointed arch
doorway and glazed inner door with carved decorative
tracery. Square and canted bay windows to bays 2 and 9, bay
2 with shouldered mullion and transom windows, bay 9 with
cusped mullion and transom windows. Other ground floor
windows are 4 and 5-light shouldered head mullion windows,
and 4-light cusped pointed arch windows. Bay 1 has a
corbelled gabled first floor oriel window. Bays 2 and 3 and
bays 8 and 9 project. First floor windows are of 1, 2 and 4
lights, some with pointed arches and 2 with tracery. The
gables are coped. Gargoyles. Blind corbelled oriel to left
gable. Ridge chimney stacks with cornices. Interior includes
encaustic tiles and stained glass among other original
features.


Listing NGR: SD9901004672

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