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W.h.shaw Ltd. Dobcross Works Office Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Saddleworth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5614 / 53°33'40"N

Longitude: -2 / 1°59'59"W

OS Eastings: 400097

OS Northings: 407193

OS Grid: SE000071

Mapcode National: GBR GWG8.T2

Mapcode Global: WHB96.7RW5

Entry Name: W.h.shaw Ltd. Dobcross Works Office Building

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068167

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212182

Location: Saddleworth, Oldham, OL3

County: Oldham

Civil Parish: Saddleworth

Built-Up Area: Uppermill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Dobcross Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

SADDLEWORTH HUDDERSFIELD ROAD
SE 00 NW (east side)
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4/167 W.H.Shaw Ltd.
Dobcross Works
- Office Building
- II
Dobcross loom works, office building. 1890 for Huchinson
and Hollingworth. Ashlar with Westmorland slate roof. Gothic
style. 5 x 3 bays with 2 storeys (plus attics). Asymmetrical
elevation, bays 2 and 4 being advanced, the latter with
entrance and clock tower, the others each being gabled.
Rock-faced plinth, first floor band. Each bay on each floor
has a 2, 3 or 5-light chamfered mullion window with
shouldered heads and leaded glass in the upper part. The
gables are coped, have kneelers and ornate finials, and 1 or
2-light windows with cusped heads. The door at the base of
the tower has an overlight with keystone, flanking
pilasters, cornice, dies with ball finials and entwined
initials above a scroll. The 4-stage tower rises above with
its machicolated top stage having clock faces, gables,
corner pinnacles and a Lombardic roof with decorative iron
crown. Clustered diagonally set ridge chimney stacks. The
interior remains largely unaltered with original glazed
tile skirtings, panelled doors, cornices, a cast iron
staircase and a decorative cast iron spiral staircase. The
"Dobcross Loom" was exported worldwide in the late C19.


Listing NGR: SE0009707193

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