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Werneth Park Adult Education Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Werneth, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5329 / 53°31'58"N

Longitude: -2.1293 / 2°7'45"W

OS Eastings: 391525

OS Northings: 404034

OS Grid: SD915040

Mapcode National: GBR FWKL.T8

Mapcode Global: WHB9B.8G9G

Entry Name: Werneth Park Adult Education Centre

Listing Date: 8 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388956

Location: Oldham, OL8

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Werneth

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Werneth St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


780-1/7/92 (North East side)
Werneth Park Adult Education Centre


House, now in use as study centre. c1847-9, and in use as
study centre since 1938. Brick with stone dressings and Welsh
slate roof. Italianate style.
2 storeys, square in plan though asymmetrically expressed.
Entrance front faces west. Central entrance in angle with
advanced gabled wing to left. Projecting entrance porch with
shell-hood to architrave over paired doors, and panelled
parapet above.
Canted bay window in pedimented gabled wing to left, with
panelled parapet. Blind window to right of doorway. Double
string course, and three 4-pane sash windows above. Modillion
cornice to overhanging eaves. Paired pedimented gables to
garden front, advanced each side of central entrance, and each
with squared bay window with fretted parapet. Three 4-pane
sash windows above. End wall and axial stacks.
INTERIOR: much of the original interior survives, including
the staircase, and decorative plaster cornices, and in one
room the walls and ceiling are painted in a Roccoco Italian
The house was built by the Lees family as a private residence,
but in 1835 it was given to Oldham for use as a museum and
study centre by Marjory Lees. The house was extended by JH
Heywood with the addition of a rear wing to house the natural
history collection.
(Tithe Map, circa 1848; Lancashire Life: E.L. Briggs: Sarah's
Reaching Hands: 1984-: 41; Anon.: Werneth Park Study Centre:

Listing NGR: SD9152504034

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