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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ALDER HOUSE

List entry Number: 1068470

Location

ALDER HOUSE, ALDER STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WiganMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Jul-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213469

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ATHERTON ALDER STREET SD 60 SE 2/1 Alder House 15/7/66 II* House. "RAA RA 1697" (Ralph Astley) on porch. Hammer-dressed stone with stone slate roof. 3 x 3 bays with 3 storeys and C19 additions on left and rear. 3 of the elevations are characterised by triple gables. The central door has a pitched canopy with carved stone ogee-shaped gable supported on enriched brackets. Part of the front and right walls and the majority of windows on the front and right elevations have been rebuilt and C19 buttresses were added to either side of the door (dated 1888 TM with a coat of arms). Windows generally have 2 to 6 lights and double-chamfered stone mullions and hoodmoulds but in each gable on the side elevations and the central one on the front is a stepped 3- light window with arched lights and stepped hoodmoulds in the Yorkshire tradition. A lead rainwater trough with cast grape vine pattern continues round 2 sides. C19 additions were executed in a similar style and in similar materials. Chimney stacks rebuilt in C20. Interior: in essence the arrangement is 2 rooms deep and 2 wide. A fine dogleg staircase continues to the top of the house; it has a closed string with pulvinated frieze, turned balusters, a deep moulded handrail and capped newel posts with recessed arched panels. Moulded fire surrounds remain in some rooms, one with a re-set carved oak overmantel. Ovolo-moulded floor beams. Many C17 panelled doors within eared architrave surrounds which incorporate carved rosettes. Another door is C19 and has inlaid decoration. The house is a particularly important survival with notable and unusual features both inside and out.

Listing NGR: SD6801103162

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National Grid Reference: SD 68011 03162

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