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Eight Detached Houses Forming the Childrens Homes at the Harris Orphanage

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7853 / 53°47'7"N

Longitude: -2.7134 / 2°42'48"W

OS Eastings: 353093

OS Northings: 432346

OS Grid: SD530323

Mapcode National: GBR T7S.FF

Mapcode Global: WH85M.935Y

Entry Name: Eight Detached Houses Forming the Childrens Homes at the Harris Orphanage

Listing Date: 15 January 1985

Last Amended: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185876

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR2

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Greyfriars

Built-Up Area: Fulwood

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 53 SW FULWOOD GARSTANG ROAD

7/29 Eight detached houses
forming the children's
homes at the Harris
Orphanage (formerly
listed with "The Harris
Children's Home")
15.1.1985
GV II

Eight houses built in rows of 4 north and south of a green, as "village
homes" for the Harris Orphanage, 1885-88, by Benjamin Sykes of Garlick,
Park, and Sykes, for trustees of E.R. Harris. Accrington red brick with
bands and dressings of sandstone, slate roofs with red ridging tiles.
Slightly varied in plan and form, but all like conventional suburban middle
class semi-detached houses of the period, in Vernacular Revival style, with
decorated gables (some of applied timber, others of diaper and similar
patterns of projecting headers), large wooden mullion and transom windows,
some in canted bays, some in hipped gableted dormers (and some with altered
glazing), and tall Tudor-style chimneys. Not the first, but nevertheless a
good and fairly early example of the family-unit system for such
institutions, in sharp contrast to the classification system of the New
Poor Law, applied less than 20 years earlier at the Preston Union
Workhouse, Watling Street Road (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SD5309332346

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