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12-14, Albert Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheelton, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6856 / 53°41'8"N

Longitude: -2.602 / 2°36'7"W

OS Eastings: 360338

OS Northings: 421188

OS Grid: SD603211

Mapcode National: GBR BT8T.GJ

Mapcode Global: WH976.0M7C

Entry Name: 12-14, Albert Street

Listing Date: 30 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184457

Location: Wheelton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Wheelton

Built-Up Area: Wheelton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Heapey St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

WHEELTON ALBERT STREET
SD 62 SW
6/203 Nos,12, 13, and 14 (consecutive)
-
- II

Row of 3 cottages. Late C18 or early C19 in 2 builds, probably for
handloom weaving. Sandstone, No.13 to left of random rubble, others
watershot coursed squared sandstone facades but otherwise similar; slate
roofs on 2 levels. Double-depth (perhaps formerly back-to-back), each one
bay, except No.14 at right end which is 2 bays. No.13 two low storeys,
others 2 storeys raised on a high basement; No.13 has a plain doorway next
to the junction, a 2-light sliding sash to the left and a top-hung casement
above; gable wall of this part has a blocked doorway towards the rear, at
1st floor remains of a large 4-light flat mullioned window (2 lights
blocked with rubble, one with brick, one patent), and a brick double
chimney stack; rear has a board door and 2-light sliding sash at ground
floor, top-hung casement above. Nos.12 and 14 have raised front doors
approached by right-angle flights of 10 and 9 steps; No.12 has a basement
door and coupled squared windows at ground floor (the wall at this level of
random rubble, like No.13), and one 4-pane sash on each floor above; No.14
has 2 basement doors and a small window at ground floor, 2 vertical
rectangular windows on each floor above altered as top-hung casements.
Coupled chimneys on ridge at junction. Rear of this part has 2 back doors
approached by shorter flights of steps, a blocked doorway to 1st bay of
No.14 altered as a window; blocked multiple-light windows at basement
level; various other windows. Tusking of the west end of the walls at 1st
floor above the roof of No.13, and the rubble wall at basement level of
No.12, suggest interrupted rebuilding of earlier cottages, probably to
accommodate loomshops in basements. Listed as now rare survival of form of
housing widespread in local towns in early C19, but long since demolished.


Listing NGR: SD6033821188

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